Mr. Pete Geren became the 20th Secretary of the U.S. Army on July 16, 2007.
Texas Law School
University of Texas
MOST RECENT ASSIGNMENT:
Under Secretary of the U.S. Army
The Secretary of the Army (SA) is the senior official
of the Department of the Army and responsible for the effective and
efficient functioning of the Army.
Among the responsibilities of the SA are—
(1) Advising the Secretary of Defense and the executive branch of
the Federal Government on the capabilities and requirements of the
Army to perform its statutory missions.
(2) Presenting and justifying Army policies, plans, programs, and
budgets to the Secretary of Defense, executive branch, and Congress.
(3) Communicating Army policies, plans, programs, capabilities, and
accomplishments to the public.
(4) Tasking other members of the EOH and other elements of the Army,
as necessary, to accomplish missions and functions.
(5) Convening meetings with the senior leadership of the Army as necessary
to debate issues, define and provide direction, and seek advice.
(6) Managing the external affairs and the compliance functions of
the Army with the advice and assistance of the Chief of Staff, Army.
(7) Prescribing the relationships of each office in the Secretariat
and Army Staff to ensure that the Chief of Staff receives such support
as the Chief of Staff considers necessary to perform
assigned duties and responsibilities.
(8) Managing the Civilian Aides to the Secretary of the Army Program.
The Way Ahead is an overview of The Army Strategic
Planning Guidance (ASPG), which as the Army's institutional strategy
represents the Army senior leadership's vision of how the Army will
fulfill its mission to provide necessary forces and capabilities
to the Combatant Commanders in support of the National Security
and Defense Strategies.
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