Obama Administration Official, Former Under Secretary of Defense Michèle Flournoy, Endorses Seth Moulton


Former Under Secretary Flournoy calls Moulton “exactly the sort of leader that we need” to move America forward

Today, Seth Moulton, Marine veteran and Democratic candidate for Congress in Massachusetts' 6th Congressional district, announced the endorsement of Michèle Flournoy, President Obama's former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy from 2009 to 2012.  As the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Flournoy was the principal adviser to the Secretary of Defense in the formulation of national security and defense policy, oversight of military plans and operations, and in National Security Council deliberations. She led the development of DoD's 2012 Strategic Guidance and represented the Department in dozens of foreign engagements, in the media and before Congress. Under Secretary Flournoy became one of the highest-ranking women at the Pentagon in the Department's history. She now serves as Co-Founder and CEO of the Center for a New American Security.

"It is with great enthusiasm that I endorse Seth Moulton," said Former Under Secretary Flournoy. "Congress is in complete gridlock, and we need more people with Seth Moulton's leadership experience to get beyond the political posturing and find smart, pragmatics ways to actually get things done for the American people. With decades of experience in national security, I expect Seth to take what he's learned in both the military and private sectors and help change the way business is done in Washington. Seth’s extraordinary track record of leadership and service speaks for itself. He’s exactly the sort of leader that we need more of in Congress to move this nation forward."

"I'm honored to have the support of Former Under Secretary Michèle Flournoy," said Moulton. "She has honorably and courageously served this country at one the most dangerous times in our nation's history. She has also been a trailblazer for women working in a mostly male industry, and her success speaks for itself. I am privileged to have her support and hope to have the honor of working along side her in the years to come."