Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Manpower and Reserve Affairs)

Summary

Assistant Secretary of the Navy for
Manpower and Reserve Affairs
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Incumbent
Catherine L. Kessmeier[1]
(Acting)

since January 20, 2021
StyleMr. Secretary
The Honorable
(formal address in writing)
Reports toSecretary of the Navy
Under Secretary of the Navy
SeatThe Pentagon, Arlington County, Virginia, United States
NominatorThe President with Senate advice and consent
Term lengthNo fixed term
Constituting instrument10. U.S.C. § 8016
FormationSeptember 1968
First holderRandolph S. Driver
Succession18th in SecDef succession by seniority of appointment
DeputyPrincipal Deputy Assistant Secretary (Manpower & Reserve Affairs)
SalaryExecutive Schedule, Level IV[2]
WebsiteOfficial website

The Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Manpower and Reserve Affairs) (abbreviated as ASN M&RA) is a civilian office in the United States Department of the Navy. The Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Manpower and Reserve Affairs) reports to the Under Secretary of the Navy who in turn reports to the United States Secretary of the Navy.

The office of Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Manpower and Reserve Affairs) was created in 1968. The Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Manpower and Reserve Affairs) is responsible for recruiting all of the personnel of the United States Navy and the United States Marine Corps, including military personnel (both active and reserve), government civilians, contractors, and volunteers. Since 1993, the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Manpower and Reserve Affairs) has been assisted by the Department of the Navy Force Management Oversight Council, an advisory council of senior military and civilian personnel in the Department of the Navy.

Organization of the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Manpower and Reserve Affairs)

The principal deputies of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Manpower and Reserve Affairs) are:

The Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Manpower and Reserve Affairs) oversees the following organizations:

The principal military advisors of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Manpower and Reserve Affairs) are:

Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Manpower and Reserve Affairs), 1968—present

Name Assumed office Left office President appointed by Secretary served under
Randolph S. Driver September 1968 January 1969 Lyndon B. Johnson Paul Robert Ignatius
James D. Hittle March 1969 March 1971 Richard Nixon John Chafee
James E. Johnson June 1971 September 1973 John Chafee
John Warner
Joseph T. McCullen, Jr. September 1973 April 1977 John Warner
J. William Middendorf
Edward Hidalgo April 1977 October 1979 Jimmy Carter W. Graham Claytor, Jr.
Joseph A. Doyle December 1979 January 1981 Edward Hidalgo
John S. Herrington October 1981 February 1983 Ronald Reagan John Lehman
Chapman B. Cox June 1983 June 1984
Chase Untermeyer December 1984 April 1988 John Lehman
Jim Webb
Kenneth P. Bergquist June 1988 November 1989 William L. Ball
Henry L. Garrett III
Barbara S. Pope November 1989 January 1993 George H. W. Bush Henry L. Garrett III
Sean O'Keefe
Dorothy M. Meletzke (acting) January 1993 November 1993 John Howard Dalton
Frederick Pang November 1993 October 1994 Bill Clinton
Bernard D. Rostker October 1994 October 1998
Carolyn H. Becraft October 1998 January 2001 Richard Danzig
Bonnie Morehouse (acting) January 2001 July 2001 George W. Bush Gordon R. England
William A. Navas, Jr. July 17, 2001 January 2008 Gordon R. England
Donald C. Winter
Anita K. Blair (acting) January 7, 2008 December 2008 Barack Obama Donald C. Winter
Harvey C. Barnum, Jr. (acting) January 20, 2009 September 16, 2009
Juan M. Garcia III[3] September 16, 2009 January 2016 Ray Mabus
Franklin R. Parker January 14, 2016 January 20, 2017
Gregory J. Slavonic June 11, 2018 January 20, 2021 Donald Trump Richard V. Spencer
Kenneth Braithwaite
Catherine L. Kessmeier (acting) January 20, 2021 Incumbent Joe Biden Thomas Harker (acting)

References

  1. ^ "Catherine Kessmeier". www.navy.mil. Retrieved 5 July 2021.
  2. ^ 5 U.S.C. § 5315
  3. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-22. Retrieved 2010-02-16.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  • Profile at Navy Department Library
  • ASN M&RA Webpage