Douglas A. Brook
|Douglas A. Brook|
|Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Financial Management and Comptroller)|
|Preceded by||Richard Greco, Jr.|
|Succeeded by||Gladys J. Commons|
Douglas Alan Brook|
January 15, 1944
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Alma mater||University of Michigan|
Douglas Alan Brook (born January 15, 1944) was United States Assistant Secretary of the Army (Financial Management and Comptroller) from 1990 to 1992 and Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Financial Management and Comptroller) from 2007 to 2009.
Douglas A. Brook was born in Chicago and raised in East Detroit, Michigan. He was educated at the University of Michigan, receiving a bachelor's degree in Political Science in 1965 and a Master of Public Administration degree in 1967. After college, he served in the United States Navy from 1968 to 1970, and remained an officer in the United States Naval Reserve after his service ended.
After completing the Executive Education Program at the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration in 1977, Brook joined Libbey–Owens–Ford in 1976 as Vice President of Government Affairs. He left Libbey-Owens-Ford in 1982 to found Brook Associates, Inc., a public affairs consulting business serving corporate and trade association clients. During this time, he lived in Vienna, Virginia and served two elected terms on the Vienna Town Council.
In 1990, President of the United States George H. W. Bush nominated Brook to be Assistant Secretary of the Army (Financial Management and Comptroller) and, after Senate confirmation, Brook held that office from 1990 to 1992. He also served as Acting Director of the United States Office of Personnel Management in 1992.
Brook left government service in 1992, becoming Vice President of Government Affairs for Ling-Temco-Vought. He held this position until the liquidation of Ling-Temco-Vought in 2002. In 2002, he became Dean of the Graduate School of Business & Public Policy at the Naval Postgraduate School. He stepped down as dean in 2005, but remained a professor of public policy at the Naval Postgraduate School's Center for Defense Management Reform.
In 2007, President George W. Bush nominated Brook to be Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Financial Management and Comptroller) and Brook held that office from 2007 to 2009. He was also Acting Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) from 2008 to 2009.
Currently, Brook sings tenor with the Front Street United Methodist Church Chancel Choir in Burlington, North Carolina, under the direction of Choirmaster, Laura Sam.
Richard Greco, Jr.
| Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Financial Management and Comptroller)
2007 – 2009
Gladys J. Commons