I suggest Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard for SECDEF

Tulsi_gabbard

" … born April 12, 1981) is an American politician of the Democratic Party serving as the U.S. Representative for Hawaii's 2nd congressional district since 2013. She was also a Vice Chair of the Democratic National Committee until February 28, 2016, when she resigned to endorse Senator Bernie Sanders for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination. Elected in 2012, she is the first Samoan American member and the first Hindu member of the United States Congress.

Gabbard served in a field medical unit of the Hawaii Army National Guard in a combat zone in Iraq from 2004 to 2005 and was later deployed to Kuwait. She previously served in the Hawaii House of Representatives from 2002 to 2004. When she was elected to the Hawaii House of Representatives at age 21, Gabbard was the youngest woman to be elected to a U.S. state legislature."  wiki

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Major Gabbard, ARNG served in Iraq, is a woman, a Democrat,  a person of color, a non-interventionist, a Hindu and a Pacific Islander of Samoan descent.  What could be better?

If that thought fails I suggest Senators Rand Paul and Mike Lee as back-ups.  pl

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tulsi_Gabbard

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