Ash Carter Cause of Death
Ash Carter died from a cardiac heart arrest on October 25, 2022, at his home in Boston, Massachusetts. He was 68 years old.
Ash Carter Biography
Ash Carter (September 24, 1954 – October 24, 2022) was the 25th Secretary of Defense of the United States, serving from February 2015 to January 2017. He later became the director of Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.
Carter taught at Harvard University as an assistant professor from 1984 to 1986, associate professor from 1986 to 1988, professor and associate director of Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government’s Center for Science and International Affairs from 1988 to 1990, and director of the center from 1990 to 1993.
He became chair of the International and Global Affairs faculty and Ford Foundation Professor of Science and International Affairs at the Kennedy School.
He was also the co-director of Harvard and Stanford Universities’ Preventive Defense Project.
Carter had received the DOD Distinguished Public Service Medal five times for his contributions to national security.
For his contributions to intelligence, he had also received the CJCS Joint Distinguished Civilian Service Award and the Defense Intelligence Medal. Carter wrote or co-wrote 11 books and over 100 articles in the fields of physics, technology, national security, and management.