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Sasha Baker Nominated DOD Deputy Undersecretary for Policy

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Sasha Baker
Sasha Baker Senior Director National Security Council

The White House has chosen Sasha Baker, senior director of strategic planning at the National Security Council (NSC) and a special assistant to the president, for the position of deputy undersecretary for policy at the Department of Defense.

Baker previously worked as national security adviser to Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and as deputy chief of staff to former Defense Secretary Ashton Carter under the Obama administration, the White House said Tuesday.

She served on the House Armed Services Committee's (HASC) oversight and investigations subcommittee earlier in her career and joined the civil service through the Presidential Management Fellows program.

Her government career also includes prior roles as a budget analyst and special assistant to the director in the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). 

The former Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs fellow holds a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College and a master’s degree in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School.