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Department of Defense top lawyer stepping down

Jeh Johnson vacates his post on Dec. 31

The top lawyer in the Department of Defense (DOD) has decided to step down, effective Dec. 31.

Jeh Johnson was the general counsel for the DOD during President Barack Obama’s first term. He joined the DOD in January 2009, at the appointment of the newly elected president.


Cathleen Flahardy

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