Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment
Seal of the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment
Incumbent
Rachel Jacobson
since April 4, 2022
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
FormationDecember 7, 1984
First holderJohn W. Shannon
SuccessionJoint 18th in SecDef succession in seniority of appointment
DeputyPrincipal Deputy Assistant Secretary
SalaryExecutive Schedule, Level IV[2][3]
WebsiteOfficial website

The Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment (abbreviated ASA (IE&E)) is a civilian office within the United States Department of the Army.

Rachel Jacobson, a lawyer and former Obama-era Deputy General Counsel for Environment, Energy and Installations is the current ASA (IE&E); she was sworn in on April 4, 2022.[4]

Roles and responsibilities

The Assistant Secretary of the Army (Installations, Energy and Environment) is the primary advisor to the Secretary of the Army and Chief of Staff, Army on all United States Army matters related to infrastructure, installation policy, oversight and coordination of energy security, environmental management, safety and occupational health. The ASA (IE&E) is also responsible for policy and oversight of sustainability, safety, occupational health, and environmental initiatives; resource management including design, military construction, operations and maintenance; Base Realignment and Closure; privatization of Army family housing, lodging, real estate, and utilities; and the Army's installations safety and occupational health programs.[5]

Organization

The Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment oversees the following positions:

Office holders

Portrait Name Tenure SecArmy(s) Served Under President(s) Served Under
Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Logistics and Environment
John W. Shannon[6] December 7, 1984–August 13, 1989 John O. Marsh, Jr. Ronald Reagan
George H. W. Bush
Susan M. Livingstone[7] 1989–January 20, 1993 Michael P. W. Stone George H. W. Bush
Robert M. Walker[8] March 17, 1994–June 9, 1998 Togo D. West Jr. Bill Clinton
Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations and Environment
Mahlon Apgar, IV[9] June 9, 1998–January 20, 2001 Louis Caldera Bill Clinton
Mario P. Fiori[10] August 13, 2001–December 15, 2003 Thomas E. White George W. Bush
Keith E. Eastin[11] July 29, 2005–January 20, 2007 Francis J. Harvey George W. Bush
Katherine G. Hammack[12] June 28, 2010–September 30, 2010 John M. McHugh Barack Obama
Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment
Katherine G. Hammack[12] October 1, 2010–January 20, 2017 John M. McHugh
Eric Fanning
Barack Obama
J. Randall Robinson[13] January 20, 2017–October 16, 2017
Donald Trump
Jordan Gillis[14] October 16, 2017–January 10, 2019 Mark Esper Donald Trump
Alex A. Beehler[15] January 10, 2019–January 20, 2021 Mark Esper
Ryan D. McCarthy
Donald Trump
Jack Surash[16]
Senior Official Performing the Duties of
January 20, 2021–October 3, 2021 Christine Wormuth Joe Biden
Paul Farnan[17]
Acting
October 4, 2021–April 4, 2022 Christine Wormuth Joe Biden
Rachel Jacobson[4] April 4, 2022–present Christine Wormuth Joe Biden

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary

Portrait Name Tenure ASA (IE&E)(s) Served Under SecArmy(s) Served Under President(s) Served Under
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment
L. Jerry Hansen[18] June 2010–2012 Katherine G. Hammack John M. McHugh Barack Obama
J. Randall Robinson[13] June 1, 2012–July 2018 Katherine G. Hammack John M. McHugh
Mark Esper
Barack Obama
Donald Trump
Jordan Gillis[19] January 10, 2019–March 2020 Alex A. Beehler Mark Esper
Ryan D. McCarthy
Donald Trump
Bryan M. Gossage[20] May 18, 2020–January 20, 2021 Alex A. Beehler Ryan D. McCarthy Donald Trump
Carla K. Coulson
Acting
January 20, 2021–October 3, 2021 Jack Surash Christine Wormuth Joe Biden
Jack Surash[21]
Acting
October 4, 2021–April 4, 2022 Paul Farnan Christine Wormuth Joe Biden
Paul Farnan[22] April 4, 2022–present Rachel Jacobson Christine Wormuth Joe Biden

Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Environment, Safety and Occupational Health

Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Environment, Safety and Occupational Health
Incumbent
Amy L. Borman[23]
since March 2020
United States Department of the Army
Reports toASA (IE&E)
AppointerUnited States Secretary of the Army[24]
Term lengthNo fixed term
DeputyMilitary Deputy (Colonel)[25]
WebsiteOfficial website

The Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Environment, Safety and Occupational Health (abbreviated DASA-ESOH) is one of the four deputy assistant secretaries that report to the ASA (IE&E).

Roles and responsibilities

The Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Environment, Safety and Occupational Health serves to coordinate the army's environmental programs, through providing policy, programming, and oversight. The DASA also serves as the primary advisor to army commanders on Environment, Safety and Occupational Health matters, along with executing the Army's arms control program.[26]

Organization

In order to achieve its goals, the ASDA oversees a number of specialist directorates and organizations; these are:

Office holders

Portrait Name Tenure ASA (IE&E)(s) Served Under SecArmy(s) Served Under President(s) Served Under
Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Environment, Safety and Occupational Health
Hershell E. Wolfe[46] April 10, 2011–May 2015 Katherine G. Hammack John M. McHugh Barack Obama
Eugene Collins June 15, 2015–November 2019 Eric Fanning John McHugh
Mark Esper
Donald Trump
Amy L. Borman March 2020–present Alex A. Beehler Ryan D. McCarthy
Christine Wormuth
Donald Trump
Joe Biden

Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Housing and Partnerships

Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Housing and Partnerships
Incumbent
Carla K. Coulson
since October 2020[47]
United States Department of the Army
Reports toASA (IE&E)
AppointerUnited States Secretary of the Army[24]
Term lengthNo fixed term
WebsiteOfficial website

The Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Housing and Partnerships (abbreviated DASA-IH&P) is one of the four deputy assistant secretaries that report to the ASA (IE&E).

Roles and responsibilities

The Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Housing and Partnerships serves to provide assistance, advice, policy, programming, and oversight, of all matters relating to army installations, including: real estate, military construction, engineering, housing, and base realignments and closures. All of this seeks to create sustainable installations to support the army's mission, along with provide an excellent quality of life for serving personnel and their families.[48]

Organization

Office holders

Portrait Name Tenure ASA (IE&E)(s) Served Under SecArmy(s) Served Under President(s) Served Under
Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Housing and Partnerships
Joseph F. Calcara March 2008–March 2012 Katherine G. Hammack Pete Geren
John M. McHugh
Barack Obama
Position vacant
Paul D. Cramer[52] June 30, 2013–September 2020 Katherine G. Hammack
Alex A. Beehler
John M. McHugh
Eric Fanning
Mark Esper
Ryan D. McCarthy
Barack Obama
Donald Trump
Scott Chamberlain[53] September 2020–October 2020 Alex A. Beehler Ryan D. McCarthy Donald Trump
Carla K. Coulson[47] October 2020–present Alex A. Beehler Ryan D. McCarthy
Christine Wormuth
Donald Trump
Joe Biden

Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Energy and Sustainability

Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Energy and Sustainability
Incumbent
Christine Ploschke
Acting
 since August 2022
United States Department of the Army
Reports toASA (IE&E)
AppointerUnited States Secretary of the Army[24]
Term lengthNo fixed term
WebsiteOfficial website

The Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Energy and Sustainability (abbreviated DASA-E&S) is one of the four deputy assistant secretaries that report to the ASA (IE&E).

Roles and responsibilities

The Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Energy and Sustainability serves to provide assistance, advice, policy, programming, and oversight, of all matters relating to the army's ability to access energy and water, in order to enhance the army's operational capabilities, enhance the current facilities, and support the state of readiness.[54]

Organization

Office holders

Portrait Name Tenure ASA (IE&E)(s) Served Under SecArmy(s) Served Under President(s) Served Under
Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Energy and Sustainability
Richard G. Kidd IV[56] October 25, 2010–July 2016[57] Katherine G. Hammack John M. McHugh
Eric Fanning
Barack Obama
Jack Surash[58] September 2016–January 20, 2021 Katherine G. Hammack
Alex A. Beehler
Eric Fanning
Mark Esper
Ryan D. McCarthy
Barack Obama
Donald Trump
Michael F. McGhee[59] January 20, 2021–March 24, 2021 Jack Surash John E. Whitley Joe Biden
Christine Ploschke March 24, 2021–April 2, 2022 Jack Surash
Paul Farnan
John E. Whitley
Christine Wormuth
Joe Biden
Jack Surash April 4, 2022-July 2022 Rachel Jacobson Christine Wormuth Joe Biden
Christine Ploschke August 2022–present Rachel Jacobson Christine Wormuth Joe Biden

Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Strategic Integration

Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Strategic Integration
United States Department of the Army
Reports toASA (IE&E)
AppointerUnited States Secretary of the Army[24]
Term lengthNo fixed term
AbolishedJune 30, 2021
WebsiteOfficial website

The Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Strategic Integration (abbreviated DASA-SI) was one of the four deputy assistant secretaries that reported to the ASA (IE&E). On June 30, 2021, the office was downgraded to a directorate reporting to the PDASA (IE&E).[60]

Roles and responsibilities

The Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Strategic Integration served to integrate strategic installation, environmental and energy policy initiatives and requirements, mustered by the other three deputy assistant secretaries, into the Department of Defense and Army planning processes, and other areas of governance.[61]

Organization

Office holders

Portrait Name Tenure ASA (IE&E)(s) Served Under SecArmy(s) Served Under President(s) Served Under
Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Strategic Integration
Mark D. Rocke 2008–2015 Barack Obama
John Pellegrino June 2015–January 2017 Katherine G. Hammack John M. McHugh
Eric Fanning
Barack Obama
Richard G. Kidd IV February 2017–January 20, 2021 Alex A. Beehler Mark Esper
Ryan D. McCarthy
Donald Trump
John R. Thompson January 20, 2021–March 2021
Joe Biden
Shelley A. Richardson[63] March 2021–June 30, 2021
John E. Witley
Christine Wormuth
Joe Biden

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