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.

More News & Insights

Instagram Podcast 9.20.23 V1

Building the Base Episode 36: Balan Ayyar

In episode one of Building the Base, hosts Lauren Bedula and Hondo Geurts chat with Balan Ayyar, retired US Air Force General Officer and now CEO of Percipient AI, a…


Event Recaps – September 18, 2023

BENS hosted a panel for the State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) to discuss communication and cooperation between the private sector and federal law enforcement. In attendance were law…

Robert+Sappio Headshot+2023

BENS NY Member Bob Sappio, CEO of SeaCube Containers LLC

BENS NY Member Bob Sappio, CEO of SeaCube Containers LLC, will be honored with the 2023 Connie Award from the Containerization & Intermodal Institute. The Connie Award, founded by CII…

Receive BENS news and insights in your inbox.