Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Installations and Environment
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. 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.
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. 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." 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. 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.
The table below includes both the various titles of this post over time, as well as all the holders of those offices.
|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
|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
|Assistant Secretary of Defense (Installations and Logistics)|
|Thomas D. Morris||January 29, 1961 - December 11, 1964||Robert S. McNamara||John F. Kennedy
|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
|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
|John J. Bennett (Acting)||April 1, 1975 - February 9, 1976||James R. Schlesinger
Donald H. Rumsfeld
|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
|Jack Katzen||March 28, 1988 - January 8, 1990||Frank C. Carlucci III
William H. Taft IV (Acting)
Richard B. Cheney
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 - 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
|Dr. James R. Cowan||February 19, 1974 - March 1, 1976||James R. Schlesinger
Donald H. Rumsfeld
|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
|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 - February 2008||Donald H. Rumsfeld
Robert M. Gates
|George W. Bush|
|Wayne Arny||February 2008 - July 2009||Robert M. Gates||George W. Bush
|Dr. Dorothy Robyn||July 15, 2009 - September 2012||Robert M. Gates
|John Conger (Acting)||September 2012 -||Leon Panetta
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- "Department of Defense Key Officials". Historical Office, OSD. 2004. Retrieved 2011-02-01.
- Title IX, Subtitle A, Section 906, Part b, http://intelligence.senate.gov/pdfs/military_act_2009.pdf
- "Speech:". Defense.gov. Retrieved 2012-07-15.
- Wynne, Michael W. (2005). "Subject: Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Installations and Environment". Defense AT&L.
- "News Release: Senior Executive Service Appointments and Reassignments". Defense.gov. 2009-03-12. Retrieved 2012-07-15.
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- "DUSD(I&E) Biography". www.acq.osd.mil. 2012-09-21. Retrieved 2012-11-27.