(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

The new Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter reporting for duty.

FOX News Radio's Jon Decker reports from the White House:

Vice President Biden swore in Ashton Carter to be the nation's 25th Secretary of Defense.

(Carter/Biden) "...the duties of the office...//On which I'm about to enter...//On which I'm about to enter...//So help me God.//So help me God.//...Mr. Secretary..."

Carter, who was confirmed 93-5 in the Senate, replaces Chuck Hagel as Defense Secretary. He takes his post as Congress considers a number of pressing defense issues, including a request by the President that would formally authorize military action against ISIS.

At the White House, Jon Decker, FOX News Radio.