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

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United States
Assistant Secretary of the Army
(Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology)
Seal of the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army
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Flag of the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army
Bruce D. Jette.jpg
Bruce D. Jette

since January 2, 2018
NominatorThe President
First holderPaul J. Hoeper
WebsiteOfficial Website

The Office of the United States Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology (ASA(ALT)) 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.[1]

Office symbol[edit]

In accordance with Army Regulation (AR) 25–59, OASA(ALT)'s office symbol is SAAL-ZA.[2]


In role of Acquisition Executive[edit]

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:[4]

  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)[5]

Chronological list of ASA(ALT)s[edit]

Picture Name Assumed office Left office President appointed by Secretary(s) served under
Hoeper Paul J. Hoeper May 29, 1998 January 20, 2001 Bill Clinton Louis Caldera
Oscar Kenneth J. Oscar (Acting) January 20, 2001 February 1, 2002 George W. Bush Thomas E. White
Bolton Claude M. Bolton Jr. February 1, 2002 January 2, 2008 Thomas E. White, Francis J. Harvey, Pete Geren
Popps Dean G. Popps (Acting) January 2, 2008 March 4, 2010 George W. Bush
Barack Obama
Pete Geren, John M. McHugh
O'Neill Malcolm Ross O'Neill March 4, 2010 June 3, 2011 Barack Obama John M. McHugh
Shyu Heidi Shyu June 4, 2011 January 30, 2016 John M. McHugh
Eric Fanning
Patrick Murphy
Katrina McFarland official photo (cropped).jpg Katrina McFarland February 1, 2016 November 1, 2016 Patrick Murphy
Eric Fanning
Steffanie Easter (cropped).png Steffanie Easter (Acting) November 2, 2016 November 8, 2017 Robert M. Speer (acting)
Jeffrey S. White (acting) November 8, 2017 January 1, 2018 Donald Trump Ryan McCarthy
Bruce D. Jette (cropped).jpg Bruce D. Jette January 2, 2018 Mark Esper

See also[edit]


  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.


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