Indian-American Kash Patel Named Chief Of Staff To Acting US Defence Secretary

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Indian-American Kash Patel Named Chief Of Staff To Acting US Defence Secretary

Kashyap Pramod Patel, popularly often known as Kash Patel, was a former senior counsel for counter-terrorism


Indian-American Kash Patel has been named because the Chief of Employees to the Performing US Defence Secretary Chris Miller, the Pentagon has introduced.

The brand new appointment from the Pentagon comes a day after Donald Trump fired Defence Secretary Mark Esper and designated the Nationwide Counter Terrorism Middle Director, Chris Miller, because the Performing Secretary of Defence.

Chris Miller took over the capabilities and duties of the brand new function on Monday, the Pentagon stated on Tuesday.

Kash Patel, at present on the Nationwide Safety Council employees, has been named by Performing Secretary Chris Miller as his Chief of Employees, the Pentagon introduced on Tuesday.

He replaces Jen Stewart, who resigned earlier within the day.

Performing Below Secretary of Defence for Coverage Dr. James Anderson, Below Secretary of Defence for Intelligence and Safety Joseph Kernan have submitted letters of resignation.

Kashyap Pramod Patel, popularly often known as Kash Patel, had beforehand served as senior counsel for counter-terrorism on the Home Everlasting Choose Committee.

In June 2019, Patel, 39, was appointed as senior director of Counter-terrorism Directorate of the Nationwide Safety Council (NSC) within the White Home.


New York-born Kash Patel has his roots in Gujarat. Nonetheless, his mother and father are from East Africa mom from Tanzania and father from Uganda. They got here to the US from Canada in 1970. The household moved to Queens in New York which is commonly known as as Little India – within the late 70s.

After his education in New York and school in Richmond, Virginia, and regulation college in New York, Kash Patel went to Florida the place he was a state public defender for 4 years after which federal public defender for an additional 4 years.

From Florida, he moved to Washington DC as a terrorism prosecutor on the Division of Justice. Right here he was a global terrorism prosecutor for about three and a half years. Throughout this era, he labored on instances everywhere in the world, in America in East Africa in addition to in Uganda and Kenya.

Whereas nonetheless employed by the Division of Justice, he went as a civilian to hitch Particular Operations Command on the Division of Defence.

On the Pentagon, he sat because the Division of Justice’s lawyer with Particular Forces folks and labored inter-agency collaborative focusing on operations world wide.

After a 12 months on this delicate place, Congressman Davin Nunes, Chairman of the Home Everlasting Choose on Intelligence Committee, pulled him as senior counsel on counter-terrorism.

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