Who is Robert Salesses? Department of Defense career explored

Eve Edwards March 3, 2021
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Who is Robert Salesses? He’s in the news today following his deposition in a Senate hearing, where he’s speaking as the Assistant Secretary of Defense focused on homeland defense and global security.

On 3 March 2021, Robert Salesses appeared at a United States Senate hearing.

We’ve done some digging to find out more about Robert Salesses’ career.

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Who is Robert Salesses?

Robert Salesses is a graduate from Rhode Island College. He graduated with a BA in Management and Economics.

Later, Salesses obtained an MA in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College.

Prior to his role in the Department of Defense, Robert Salesses was in the Marine Corps. While in the Marine Corps, Salesses was involved in the liberation of Kuwait during the Gulf War. He was awarded the Bronze Star for his role.

Robert Salesses: DoD career

Robert Salesses began his career in Federal service in 2001. He was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in 2005 and in 2009 was awarded the Presidential Rank Award at the rank of Meritorious Executive.

Salesses is currently performing the Duties of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Global Security. He was appointed these duties on 20 January 2021.

Salesses also serves as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense Integration and Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA). This role involves overseeing the development of national homeland defense and security policy.

Is Robert Salesses married?

Yes. In a profile of Salesses, it was revealed that he is married.

Robert Salesses and his wife have three daughters.

It is unconfirmed who Salesses’ wife is.