These clowns couldn't get it right for Hurricane Katrina, but when it comes to Order of Succession they are Johnny-on-the-spot.
President Bush, in an executive order on 22 December 2005, modified the Order of Succession for the Department of Defense.
The Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence now gets bumped up to the #3 spot, right after the Deputy Secretary of Defense.
He passes up the Secretaries of Army, Air Force, and Navy. (Spots 5, 6, and 7 respectively.)
They're so thorough in stupid crap like this, they go out 13 places. And, true to form for this Adminstration, they phone it in for places 8 - 13.
For example, #12 reads: Under Secretaries of the Army, the Navy, and the Air Force.
You couldn't break those apart?
By the way, the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence is Stephen Cambone. And what does our Under Secretary do? He oversees policy & budget for agencies such as NSA, NIMA (Natl Imaging and Mapping Agency), DIA, and NRO (Natl Reconnaissance Office). Peachy.