Statement by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel

To the men and women of the Department of Defense:

092314120120_Hagel_Chuck%20Portrait%20Revised%20Sept%202014I wanted to take this opportunity to let you know that this morning (November 24, 2014), President Obama accepted my letter of resignation. I have agreed to continue to serve as secretary of defense until my successor is confirmed by the United States Senate. Full story