Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Secretary of State Antony Blinken will be the first cabinet members from President Joe Biden’s..
28th United States Secretary of Defense
Lloyd James Austin III is a former United States Army four-star general who has served as the 28th United States secretary of defense since January 22, 2021. He is the first African American to serve as the United States secretary of defense. Austin previously served as the 12th commander of United States Central Command (CENTCOM) from 2013 to 2016.