Mr. Pete Geren became the 20th Secretary of the U.S. Army on July 16, 2007.

Texas Law School
University of Texas
Georgia Tech

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.

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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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