Winter Takes Navy Chair: The seat probably was still warm for Donald C. Winter, the new Secretary of the Navy, after Gordon England formally vacated the chair on Dec. 29. Winter took leadership of the Navy on Jan. 3. Previously, Winter was president of Northrop Grumman’s Mission Systems sector and rose through several TRW positions to be president and CEO of that company. He has a doctorate in physics.
The U.S. supports “a stronger and more capable” European defense, Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III said during an Oct. 22 press conference in Brussels—but that defense should not duplicate the functions and capabilities of the NATO alliance.