United States Assistant Secretary of Defense


United States Assistant Secretary of Defense

Assistant Secretary of Defense is a title used for many executive positions in the Office of the Secretary of Defense within the United States Department of Defense. Reorganization Plan No.6 of 30 June 1953 increased the number of assistant secretaries. The list of Assistant Secretaries of Defense includes:

  • Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs, originally established as the Assistant to the Secretary (Director, Office of Public Information) by Secretary James V. Forrestal in July 1948.
  • Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, originally established in 1949 as the Chairman, Armed Forces Medical Policy Council. The position has been abolished and restored several times.
  • Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Americas' Security Affairs, established in 2003
  • Assistant Secretary of Defense for Global Strategic Affairs
  • Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs, mandated by the Department of Defense Authorization Act of 1984 (P.L. 98-94, passed 24 September 1983).
  • Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations/Low Intensity Conflict & Interdependent Capabilities
  • Assistant Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs
  • Assistant Secretary of Defense for Internal Communications
  • Assistant Secretary of Defense for Networks & Information Integration / Chief Information Officer

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