White House Taps State Department’s Derek Chollet to Fill Pentagon’s Top Policy Post

U.S. Department of State Counselor Derek Chollet applauds during the Pahlawan Warrior opening ceremony at Lumut Camp, Brunei, June 13, 2022. 

Pahlawan Warrior is a bilateral Army-to-Army exercise between the Royal Brunei Land Forces and U.S. Army Pacific that focuses on enhancing partner land force capacity and capabilities, addresses internal security challenges, and increases interoperability operations that reaffirms shared security commitments to the Indo-Pacific region.

Chollet is currently working in the State Department but has previous experience inside the Pentagon and the White House.

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