Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Installations and Environment

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The Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Installations and Environment, or DUSD (I&E), provides management and oversight of military installations worldwide and manages environmental, safety, and occupational health programs for the Department of Defense (DoD). DoD's installations cover some 29,000,000 acres (120,000 km2), with 539,000 buildings and structures valued at more than $700 billion. The responsibilities of the DUSD (I&E) include the development of installation capabilities, programs, and budgets; installation-energy programs and policy; base realignment and closure; privatization of military housing and utilities; and integration of environmental needs into the weapons acquisition process. The DUSD (I&E) is also responsible for environmental management, safety and occupational health; environmental restoration at active and closing bases; conservation of natural and cultural resources; pollution prevention; environmental research and technology; fire protection; and explosives safety.[1] The DUSD (I&E) reports to the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, and is a part of the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

History[edit]

Responsibility over installations and environmental affairs at the Defense Department has been spread out across a variety of positions over time. Oversight for installations has been lumped together in the past with manpower, acquisition, and logistics functions (see, for example, the history of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Logistics and Materiel Readiness and the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Force Management Policy). For a brief period in the mid-1990s, the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Economic Security had oversight for installations and the base realignment and closure (BRAC) program, in addition to DoD policy in the areas of industrial affairs, dual-use technology, international cooperation programs, and community economic adjustment.[2] On April 5, 1996, the DoD nullified Defense Directive 5134.7 (signed 21 August 1995), thereby abolishing the ASD(Economic Security) while noting that this position has served the "purpose for which it was intended and is no longer required."[3] Responsibility for installations then migrated to the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Installations.

Meanwhile, oversight for environmental affairs was linked together with health affairs for many years (see, for example, the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs). In 2001, the responsibilities for installation and environment functions were merged into a single office. This office is not one of the five Principal Deputy Under Secretaries of Defense authorized by law, as articulated in the National Defense Authorization Act of 2010.[4] Thus, DoD is statutorily obligated to re-designate this office in the near future, similar to the recent re-designation of the Deputy Under Secretaries of Defense within the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness.

Office Holders[edit]

The table below includes both the various titles of this post over time, as well as all the holders of those offices.

Deputy Under Secretaries of Defense (Installations and Environment)[3]
Name Tenure SecDef(s) served under President(s) served under
Responsibility for Installations
Director of Installations
Frank Creedon August 25, 1952 - June 29, 1953 Robert A. Lovett
Charles E. Wilson
Harry Truman
Dwight Eisenhower
Assistant Secretary of Defense (Properties and Installations)
Franklin G. Floete August 3, 1953 - March 4, 1956 Charles E. Wilson Dwight Eisenhower
Floyd S. Bryant May 2, 1956 - January 20, 1961 Charles E. Wilson
Neil H. McElroy
Thomas S. Gates
Dwight Eisenhower
Assistant Secretary of Defense (Installations and Logistics)
Thomas D. Morris January 29, 1961 - December 11, 1964 Robert S. McNamara John F. Kennedy
Lyndon Johnson
Paul R. Ignatius December 23, 1964 - August 31, 1967 Robert S. McNamara Lyndon Johnson
Thomas D. Morris September 1, 1967 - February 1, 1969 Robert S. McNamara
Clark M. Clifford
Lyndon Johnson
Barry J. Shillito February 1, 1969 - February 1, 1973 Melvin R. Laird Richard Nixon
Arthur I. Mendolia June 21, 1973 - March 31, 1975 James R. Schlesinger Richard Nixon
Gerald Ford
John J. Bennett (Acting) April 1, 1975 - February 9, 1976 James R. Schlesinger
Donald H. Rumsfeld
Gerald Ford
Frank A. Shrontz February 10, 1976 - January 19, 1977 Donald H. Rumsfeld Gerald Ford
Assistant Secretary of Defense (Manpower, Installations, and Logistics)
Lawrence J. Korb January 12, 1984 - July 5, 1985 Caspar W. Weinberger Ronald Reagan
Assistant Secretary of Defense (Development and Support)
James P. Wade August 6, 1984 - July 5, 1985 Caspar W. Weinberger Ronald Reagan
Assistant Secretary of Defense (Acquisition and Logistics)
James P. Wade July 5, 1985 - November 3, 1986 Caspar W. Weinberger Ronald Reagan
Robert B. Costello March 13, 1987 - April 15, 1987 Caspar W. Weinberger Ronald Reagan
Assistant Secretary of Defense (Production and Logistics)
Robert B. Costello April 15, 1987 - December 17, 1987 Caspar W. Weinberger
Frank C. Carlucci III
Ronald Reagan
Jack Katzen March 28, 1988 - January 8, 1990 Frank C. Carlucci III
William H. Taft IV (Acting)
Richard B. Cheney
Ronald Reagan
George H. W. Bush
Colin R. McMillan March 5, 1990 - December 11, 1992 Richard B. Cheney George H. W. Bush
Assistant Secretary of Defense (Economic Security)
Joshua Gotbaum May 20, 1994 - December 25, 1995 William J. Perry Bill Clinton
Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Installations)
Randall A. Yim 1999[5] - 2001 William S. Cohen Bill Clinton
Responsibility for Environment
Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health and Environment)
Dr. Louis M. Rousselot July 22, 1970 - July 1, 1971 Melvin R. Laird Richard Nixon
Dr. Richard S. Wilbur July 27, 1971 - September 1, 1973 Melvin R. Laird
Elliot L. Richardson
James R. Schlesinger
Richard Nixon
Dr. James R. Cowan February 19, 1974 - March 1, 1976 James R. Schlesinger
Donald H. Rumsfeld
Richard Nixon
Gerald Ford
Vernon McKenzie (Acting) March 2, 1976 - March 8, 1976 Donald H. Rumsfeld Gerald Ford
Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Environmental Security
Sherri W. Goodman 1993 - 2001 Leslie Aspin Jr.
William J. Perry
William S. Cohen
Bill Clinton
Merged Responsibilities
Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Installations and Environment)
Raymond F. DuBois April 2001 - October 31, 2004 Donald H. Rumsfeld George W. Bush
Philip W. Grone November 1, 2004[6] - February 2008 Donald H. Rumsfeld
Robert M. Gates
George W. Bush
Wayne Arny February 2008 - July 2009 Robert M. Gates George W. Bush
Barack Obama
Dr. Dorothy Robyn July 15, 2009[7] - September 2012[8] Robert M. Gates
Leon Panetta
Barack Obama
John Conger (Acting) September 2012[9] - Leon Panetta
Chuck Hagel
Barack Obama

References[edit]

  1. ^ "DUSD (I&E) - DUSD (I&E) Biography". Acq.osd.mil. 2011-04-15. Retrieved 2012-07-15. 
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ a b "Department of Defense Key Officials". Historical Office, OSD. 2004. Retrieved 2011-02-01. 
  4. ^ Title IX, Subtitle A, Section 906, Part b, http://intelligence.senate.gov/pdfs/military_act_2009.pdf
  5. ^ "Speech:". Defense.gov. Retrieved 2012-07-15. 
  6. ^ Wynne, Michael W. (2005). "Subject: Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Installations and Environment". Defense AT&L. 
  7. ^ "News Release: Senior Executive Service Appointments and Reassignments". Defense.gov. 2009-03-12. Retrieved 2012-07-15. 
  8. ^ "Dorothy Robyn is GSA’s pick as Public Buildings Service commissioner". washingtonpost.com. 2012-09-04. Retrieved 2012-11-27. 
  9. ^ "DUSD(I&E) Biography". www.acq.osd.mil. 2012-09-21. Retrieved 2012-11-27.