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The National Geographic Society’s Statement on the Passing of Ash Carter

Ash Carter passed away on October 24, 2022

The National Geographic Society’s Chief Executive Officer, Jill Tiefenthaler, and Chairman, Jean Case, released the following statement after learning the news of Ash Carter’s passing:

“We are deeply saddened by the passing of former Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, who was an incoming Trustee of the National Geographic Society. His decorated legacy as a public servant and his expertise in international affairs were extraordinary and had a significant impact on the world. Ash had a deep admiration for science, exploration and innovation and we know National Geographic would have benefited greatly from his perspective, guidance, and wisdom. We extend our deepest sympathies to his family and all those whose lives he touched. He will be greatly missed.“

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