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Mark T Esper

Join Los Angeles World Affairs Council and Town Hall as they host Mark T Esper as he shares details about his time while serving under the Trump administrations.

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Mark T. Esper served as secretary of defense from 2019 to 2020 and as secretary of the Army from 2017 to 2019. A distinguished graduate of West Point, he spent twenty-one years in uniform, including a combat tour in the 1991 Gulf War. Esper earned a Ph.D. from George Washington University while working on Capitol Hill and at the Pentagon as a political appointee. He was also a senior executive at a prestigious think tank, at various business associations and commission, and at a Fortune 100 technology company. Esper is the recipient of multiple civilian and military awards, and currently sits on several public policy and business boards.

Event Date: 
Monday, December 5, 2022 - 6:00pm
12105 E Waterfront Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90094
A Sacred Oath: Memoirs of a Secretary of Defense During Extraordinary Times Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063144316
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Published: William Morrow - May 10th, 2022

A Sacred Oath pulls no punches. It depicts Trump as unfit for office and a threat to democracy, a prisoner of wrath, impulse and appetite. Over 752 pages, Esper’s Memoirs of a Secretary of Defense During Extraordinary Times are surgically precise in their score-settling. This is not just another book to be tossed on the pyre of Trump-alumni revenge porn. It is scary and sobering.” — The Guardian