Indian-American Kash Patel appointed Chief of Staff to Acting Secretary of Defense

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Kashyap Pramod Patel, popularly known as Kash Patel, was a former senior counterterrorism lawyer

Washington:

Indian-American Kash Patel has been appointed Chief of Staff to Acting Secretary of Defense Chris Miller, the Pentagon has announced.

The Pentagon’s new appointment comes a day after Donald Trump sacked Defense Secretary Mark Esper and appointed Director of the National Counterterrorism Center, Chris Miller, as acting Secretary of Defense.

Chris Miller took over the duties and responsibilities of the new role on Monday, the Pentagon said on Tuesday.

Kash Patel, currently a staff member of the National Security Council, has been appointed by Acting Secretary Chris Miller as its chief of staff, the Pentagon announced on Tuesday.

He replaces Jen Stewart, who resigned earlier today.

Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Dr James Anderson and Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence and Security Joseph Kernan have submitted letters of resignation.

Kashyap Pramod Patel, popularly known as Kash Patel, previously served as the Senior Legal Advisor for Counterterrorism on the House Standing Committee of Selection.

In June 2019, Patel, 39, was appointed senior director of the Counterterrorism Directorate of the National Security Council (NSC) in the White House.

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Born in New York, Kash Patel has his roots in Gujarat. However, her parents are from East Africa, mother from Tanzania and father from Uganda. They came to the United States from Canada in 1970. The family moved to Queens, New York, often referred to as Little India – in the late 1970s.

After his studies in New York and his university in Richmond, Virginia, and his law school in New York, Kash Patel went to Florida where he served as the state public defender for four years, then federal public defender for another. four years.

From Florida, he moved to Washington DC as a terrorism attorney at the Department of Justice. Here, he was an international terrorism prosecutor for about three and a half years. During this time, he worked on cases all over the world, in America in East Africa as well as in Uganda and Kenya.

While still employed by the Ministry of Justice, he left as a civilian to join the Special Operations Command of the Ministry of Defense.

At the Pentagon, he served as the Justice Department’s attorney to special forces members and worked in collaborative interagency targeting operations around the world.

After a year in this sensitive post, Congressman Davin Nunes, chairman of the House Standing Committee on Intelligence, stepped down as senior counterterrorism adviser.

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