Mr. Gregory R. Dahlberg became the 26th Under Secretary of the Army on May 23, 2000, following his nomination by President Clinton and confirmation by the United States Senate. As the Under Secretary, Mr. Dahlberg is the Army's number two civilian leader. He serves as the deputy and senior advisor to the Secretary of the Army and is Acting Secretary in the absence of the Secretary.

As Under Secretary, Mr. Dahlberg assists the Secretary in fulfilling statutory responsibilities for recruiting, organizing, supplying, equipping, training and mobilizing the Army and managing its $70 billion annual budget and more than 1.3 million active duty, National Guard, Army Reserve and civilian personnel.

For the five years prior to becoming Under Secretary, Mr. Dahlberg served as the Democratic Staff Director for the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee acting as the senior advisor to Democratic members of Congress in formulating and legislating the $270 billion annual defense budget. In a congressional career spanning almost twenty years, Mr. Dahlberg has served the House Committee on Appropriations in several capacities.

Mr. Dahlberg earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration and Political Science from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa in 1973 and his Masters in Public Administration from The American University in Washington, D.C. in 1976. He began his professional career with the U.S. Department of Transportation in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Budget and Programs working on highway construction and mass transportation budget and finance issues.

In 1981, Mr. Dahlberg began his service working for the U.S. House of Representatives overseeing the capital budgets of the Coast Guard, Federal Aviation Administration, Amtrak, Conrail, Urban Mass Transportation Administration, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Federal Highway Administration for the House Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee. In 1990, he moved to a position with the full committee staff of the House Appropriations Committee assisting the Chairman in overseeing the activities of all 13 appropriations subcommitees. In this capacity, Mr. Dahlberg helped to write the landmark budget enforcement process and to negotiate the five-year discretionary funding levels contained in the 1990 "Andrews Air Force Base" budget summit agreement, helped to devise special financing mechanisms to accelerate the drug approval process of the Food and Drug Administration, and helped to develop the special financing structure to support Operation Desert Storm. As the Democratic Staff Director for the House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee since 1995, Mr. Dahlberg has had an important role in negotiating major defense budget issues spanning all military services and all categories of spending.