Senator Boxer: Leon Panetta Confirmed as Secretary of Defense   

Tuesday, June 21, 2011  

Dear Friend:

Today the Senate unanimously confirmed California’s Leon Panetta to serve as the next Secretary of Defense.  

Leon Panetta is a proven and trusted leader who has worked tirelessly to protect the safety and security of our nation.  In every job he has held – whether in Congress, at the White House, or at the CIA – he has served with integrity and distinction, and he is the right person to lead the Defense Department in these challenging times.

Earlier this month, I had the honor of introducing Secretary Panetta at his confirmation hearing in the Senate Armed Services Committee.  To watch video of my statement, please click here.


Barbara Boxer, US Senator, California
U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer