Patrick Shanahan (born July 27, 1962) is an American Businessperson and Deputy Secretary of Defense in President Donald Trump administration from Aberdeen, USA. Furthermore, the birth name of Mr. Shanahan is Patrick M. Shanahan. Recently, he is appointed as the Acting Secretary of Defense.
Patrick succeeds James Mattis from January 1, 2019. The replacement happened due to the tension between Mr. Mattis and Mr. Trump. Moreover, the US President took the decision to take the US army back from Syria. James shows his disagreement on the decision publicly.
Donald Trump confirms Patrick as the Defense Secretary in a tweet from his official Twitter account. He also served as the Boeing Company for more than three decades. Additionally, Mr. Shanahan has worked on the post of Vice President of Pentagon.
Early Life, Profile & Parents
The US Defense Secretary was born on the 27th of July 1962 in Aberdeen, Washington (USA). At Present, Patrick Shanahan’s age is around 56 years old. His father Michael Shanahan served in the Vietnam Army.
Furthermore, he learned about value education and honesty from his dad. Patrick’s mother name is Jo-Ann Shanahan. However, Shanahan loving father died in March 2010. Matthew and Raymond are his younger brothers.
In fact, he took admission in the University of Washington for B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. After that, Patrick enrolls for his Master Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He went to MIT Sloan School of Management for his MBA Degree.
Personal Affairs, Spouse & Children
Patrick earlier married to Kim 22 years back. However, the couple is not together now. The reason behind their separation is his busy schedule. It has affected their happy family. Kim and her ex-spouse have three children.
In fact, he works at Seattle and his wife and kids stayed in Virginia. At that time, he finds two days in a month to meet his family members.
|Full Real Birth Name||Patrick M. Shanahan.|
|Profession||Former Business Executive and Defense Secretary.|
|Famous For||Appointed as the Acting Secretary of Defense.|
|Age (As of 2018)||56 years old|
|Date of Birth (DOB), Birthday||27th July 1962.|
|Birthplace/Hometown||Aberdeen, Washington (USA).|
|Star Sign (Zodiac Sign)||Leo.|
|Ethnicity||White Caucasian Descent.|
|Current Residence||Washington, USA>|
|Career Timeline||1. Acting Secretary of Defense (2019).
2. Deputy Secretary of Defense (2017).
3. Vice President, Pentagon.
4. Vice President, Boeing Commercial Planes.
5. Member of Boeing Executive Council.
|Height (Tall)||Feet & Inches: 5' 8".
Centimeters: 173 cm.
Meters: 1.73 m.
|Weight||Kilograms: 70 Kg.
Pounds: 154 lbs.
|Biceps Size||15 inches.|
|Body Measurements (chest-waist-hips)||40-32-33.|
|Shoe Size (UK)||11.|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown.|
|Parents||Father: Michael Shanahan (Dead).
Mother: Jo-Ann Shanahan.
|Siblings||Brother: Matthew Shanahan & Raymond Shanahan.
|Personal Life Relationship|
|Wife/Spouse Name||Kim Shanahan.|
|Children||Name Not Known.|
|Highest Qualification||1. B.S (Mechanical Engineering) from University of Washington.
2. Master's in Mechanical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
3. MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management.
|School||High School, Washington.|
|Alma Mater||1. University of Washington.
2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
3. MIT Sloan School of Management.
|Hobbies & Favorite Things|
|Favorite Celebrities||Actor: Tom Cruise.
Actress: Lucy Liu.
|Dream Holiday Destination||Switzerland.|
|Love to do||Gardening & Travel.|
|Favorite Dishes||Thai Food.|
|Net worth (Approx.)||$6 Million US dollars (As of 2018).|
|Earnings per month||Under review.|
|Home Details||Not Known|
|Mobile or Phone Number||Will Update.|
Some Lesser Known Facts about Patrick Shanahan
- Patrick joins the Boeing organization back in 1986.
- In fact, he works on different missiles like Boeing 777, 747, 767 and 787 commercial airlines.
- He gets the name “Mr. Fix It” as on 2008.
- His dad Michael started a food bank in the Washington city.
- At that time, the people call him “Captain Zucchini” with affection.
- During the start of 2008, he took the charge of Boeing Commercial Planes as the Vice President.
- Shanahan holds the membership of Boeing Executive Council.
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- He has the responsibility of the US Air Force programs and the on-site activities in Arizona and
- Previously, the 56-year-old is on the second-highest civilian position of 33rd Deputy Secretary of Defense.
- He nominated on his reasons whether the US provide weapons to Ukraine or not.
- As of now, Patrick Shanahan is gearing to assume his Defense Secretary Office on January 2019.
- Shanahan looks over the Advanced Tactical Laser, Airborne Laser and the Ground-based Midcourse Defense system in 2004.