United States Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology


Assistant Secretary of the Army
(Acquisition, Logisitics, and Technology)
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Douglas R. Bush

since January 21, 2021
United States Department of the Army
StyleMr. Secretary
The Honorable
(formal address in writing)
Reports toSecretary of the Army
Under Secretary of the Army
SeatThe Pentagon, Arlington County, Virginia, United States
NominatorThe President with Senate advice and consent
Term lengthNo fixed term
Constituting instrument10. U.S.C. § 7016
FormationMay 29, 1998
First holderPaul J. Hoeper
SuccessionJoint 18th in SecDef succession in seniority of appointment
DeputyPrincipal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logisitics, and Technology
SalaryExecutive Schedule, Level IV[1]
WebsiteOfficial website

The Office of the United States Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology (ASA(ALT) pronounced A-salt) is known as OASA(ALT). OASA(ALT) serves, when delegated, as the Army Acquisition Executive, the Senior Procurement Executive, the Science Advisor to the Secretary of the Army, and as the senior research and development official for the Department of the Army. The OASA(ALT) also has the principal responsibility for all Department of the Army matters related to logistics.[2]

Office symbol

In accordance with Army Regulation (AR) 25–59, OASA(ALT)'s office symbol is SAAL-ZA.[3]


In role of Acquisition Executive

The ASA (ALT) is generally delegated the role of Acquisition Executive. (See Army Acquisition Corps)

In June 2018 the Acquisition Executive launched xTechSearch or Expeditionary Technology Search, a four-phase catalyst for the Army to engage with the community of innovators:[5]

  1. Concept white paper contest for technological ideas
  2. Up to 125 selected contestants pitch their ideas to a panel of Army experts
  3. Up to 25 semifinalists will be featured at the Innovator's Corner of the annual AUSA meeting in November
  4. 12 finalists in a Capstone Demonstration to DoD, for a $200,000 prize

The direct reports of the Acquisition Executive are Program Executive Officers for the respective Program Executive Offices (PEOs)[6]

Chronological list of ASA(ALT)s

No. Portrait Name Term of office Secretary(s)
served under
appointed by
Took office Left office Time in office
1 Hoeper Paul J. Hoeper May 29, 1998 January 20, 2001 2 years, 236 days Louis Caldera Bill Clinton
Oscar Kenneth J. Oscar
January 20, 2001 February 1, 2002 1 year, 12 days Thomas E. White George W. Bush
2 Bolton Claude M. Bolton Jr. February 1, 2002 January 2, 2008 5 years, 335 days Thomas E. White
Francis J. Harvey
Pete Geren
Popps Dean G. Popps
January 2, 2008 March 4, 2010 2 years, 61 days Pete Geren
John M. McHugh
George W. Bush
Barack Obama
3 O'Neill Malcolm Ross O'Neill March 4, 2010 June 3, 2011 1 year, 91 days John M. McHugh Barack Obama
4 Shyu Heidi Shyu June 4, 2011 January 30, 2016 4 years, 240 days John M. McHugh
Eric Fanning (acting)
Patrick Murphy (acting)
5 Katrina McFarland official photo (cropped).jpg Katrina McFarland February 1, 2016 November 1, 2016 274 days Patrick Murphy (acting)
Eric Fanning
Steffanie Easter (cropped).png Steffanie Easter
November 2, 2016 November 8, 2017 1 year, 6 days Eric Fanning
Robert M. Speer (acting)
Jeffrey S. White.jpg Jeffrey S. White
November 8, 2017 January 1, 2018 54 days Ryan McCarthy
Mark Esper
Donald Trump
Joe Biden
6 Bruce D. Jette (cropped).jpg Bruce D. Jette January 2, 2018 January 21, 2021 3 years, 283 days Mark Esper
Ryan McCarthy
John Whitley (acting)
Douglas R. Bush.jpg Douglas R. Bush
January 21, 2021 Incumbent 263 days John Whitley (acting)
Christine Wormuth
Joe Biden

See also


  1. ^ By law, Program Executive Offices (PEO's) have direct access, and report directly to the Army Acquisition Executive in connection with all program matters.


  1. ^ 5 U.S.C. § 5315
  2. ^ "OASA(ALT) Mission", OASA(ALT), 2009
  3. ^ "Information Management: Records Management - Office Symbols", AR 25–59, Headquarters Department of the Army, 14 August 2007 [1]
  4. ^ Michelle Miller (PEO Aviation) (September 26, 2018) Anderson leads Army's unmanned aircraft systems UAS
  5. ^ Dr. Bruce D. Jette, Army Acquisition Executive (October 3, 2018) Army hosts competition to find next-generation technological advances
  6. ^ Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology) Org Chart— as of 09/18/18

External links

  • Official website