United States Secretary of the Army

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The United States Secretary of the Army is a civilian office within the Department of Defense with statutory responsibility for all matters relating to the United States Army: manpower, personnel, reserve affairs, installations, environmental issues, weapons systems and equipment acquisition, communications, and financial management. Nominated by the President and confirmed by the U.S. Senate, the Secretary of the Army is a non-Cabinet position serving under the Secretary of Defense.[1] This position was created September 18, 1947, when the Department of War became the Department of the Army and made a branch of the new Department of Defense.[2]

Chronological list of Secretaries of the Army[change | change source]

Name Term of Office President(s) served under
Kenneth Claiborne Royall September 18, 1947 - April 27, 1949 Harry S. Truman
Gordon Gray June 20, 1949 - April 12, 1950 Harry S. Truman
Frank Pace April 12, 1950 - January 20, 1953 Harry S. Truman
Robert Ten Broeck Stevens February 4, 1953 - July 21, 1955 Dwight D. Eisenhower
Wilber Marion Brucker July 21, 1955 - January 19, 1961 Dwight D. Eisenhower
Elvis Jacob Stahr, Jr. January 24, 1961 - June 30, 1962 John F. Kennedy
Cyrus Vance July 5, 1962 - January 21, 1964 John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson
Stephen Ailes January 28, 1964 - July 1, 1965 Lyndon B. Johnson
Stanley R. Resor July 2, 1965 - June 30, 1971 Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard Nixon
Robert F. Froehlke July 1, 1971 - May 14, 1973 Richard Nixon
Howard H. Callaway May 15, 1973 - July 3, 1975 Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford
Martin R. Hoffmann August 5, 1975 - January 20, 1977 Gerald Ford
Clifford L. Alexander, Jr. February 14, 1977 - January 20, 1981 Jimmy Carter
John O. Marsh, Jr. January 21, 1981 - August 13, 1989 Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush
Michael P.W. Stone August 14, 1989 - January 20, 1993 George H. W. Bush
Togo D. West, Jr. November 22, 1993 - December 2, 1997 Bill Clinton
Robert M. Walker December 2, 1997 - July 2, 1998 Bill Clinton
Louis Caldera July 2, 1998 - January 20, 2001 Bill Clinton
Gregory R. Dahlberg January 20, 2001 - March 5, 2001 George W. Bush
Joseph W. Westphal March 5, 2001 - May 31, 2001 George W. Bush
Thomas E. White May 31, 2001 - May 9, 2003 George W. Bush
Les Brownlee May 10, 2003 - November 18, 2004 George W. Bush
Francis J. Harvey November 19, 2004 - March 9, 2007 George W. Bush
Pete Geren March 9, 2007 - September 16, 2009 George W. Bush, Barack Obama
John McHugh September 21, 2009 - November 1, 2015 Barack Obama
Eric Fanning November 3, 2015 - January 11, 2016 Barack Obama
Patrick Murphy January 11, 2016 - January 20, 2017 Barack Obama
Robert M. Speer January 20, 2017 - August 2, 2017 Donald Trump
Ryan McCarthy (acting) August 2, 2017 - November 15, 2017 Donald Trump
Mark Esper November 20, 2017 - present Donald Trump

References[change | change source]

  1. ""US CODE: Title 10,3013. Secretary of the Army"". Retrieved September 22, 2007.
  2. ""Kenneth Claiborne Royall"". Retrieved September 22, 2007.