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The United States Secretary of the Army has 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. It is a non-Cabinet position under the United States Secretary of Defense. 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. The Army is the branch of the United States armed forces which has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ... The United States Secretary of Defense is the head of the United States Department of Defense, concerned with the armed services and The Secretary is a member of the Presidents Cabinet. ... The United States Department of War was the military department of the United States governments executive branch from 1789 until 1949, when it became part of the United States Department of Defense. ... Seal The Department of the Army is one of the three military departments in the United States Department of Defense. ...


Kenneth Claiborne Royall, the last United States Secretary of War, became the first Secretary of the Army when the National Defense Act of 1947 took effect and was the last Army secretary to hold the cabinet status, which was henceforth assigned to the Secretary of Defense. Kenneth Claiborne Royall (July 24, 1894 - May 25, 1971) was a U.S. general. ... The Secretary of War was a member of the Presidents Cabinet, beginning with George Washingtons administration. ...

Secretaries of the Army
Name Term of Office Served under
Kenneth Claiborne Royall September 18, 1947 - April 27, 1949 Harry S. Truman
Gordon Gray June 20, 1949 - April 12, 1950 Truman
Frank Pace April 12, 1950 - January 20, 1953 Truman
Robert TenBroek Stevens February 4, 1953 - July 21, 1955 Dwight D. Eisenhower
Wilber Marion Brucker July 21, 1955 - January 19, 1961 Eisenhower
Elvis Jacob Stahr, Jr. January 24, 1961 - June 30, 1962 John F. Kennedy
Cyrus Roberts Vance July 5, 1962 - January 21, 1964 JFK, Lyndon B. Johnson
Stephen Ailes January 28, 1964 - July 1, 1965 LBJ
Stanley R. Resor July 2, 1965 - June 30, 1971 LBJ, Richard M. Nixon
Robert F. Froehlke July 1, 1971 - May 14, 1973 Nixon
Howard H. Callaway May 15, 1973 - July 3, 1975 Nixon, Gerald R. Ford
Martin R. Hoffmann August 5, 1975 - January 20, 1977 Ford
Clifford L. Alexander, Jr. February 14, 1977 - January 20, 1981 Jimmy Carter
John O. Marsh, Jr. January 21, 1981 - August 13, 1989 Ronald W. Reagan, George H.W. Bush
Michael P.W. Stone August 14, 1989 - January 20, 1993 Bush
Togo D. West, Jr. November 22, 1993 - December 2, 1997 Bill Clinton
Robert M. Walker (acting) December 2, 1997 - July 2, 1998 Clinton
Louis Caldera July 2, 1998 - January 20, 2001 Clinton
Gregory R. Dahlberg (acting) January 20, 2001 - March 5, 2001 George W. Bush
Joseph W. Westphal (acting) March 5, 2001 - May 31, 2001 Bush
Thomas E. White May 31, 2001 - May 9, 2003 Bush
Les Brownlee (acting) May 10, 2003 - November 18, 2004 Bush
Francis J. Harvey November 19, 2004 - Present Bush

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Order: 34th President Vice President: Richard Nixon Term of office: January 20, 1953 – January 20, 1961 Preceded by: Harry S. Truman Succeeded by: John F. Kennedy Date of birth: October 14, 1890 Place of birth: Denison, Texas Date of death: March 28, 1969 Place of death: Washington, D.C. First... July 21 is the 202nd day (203rd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 163 days remaining. ... 1955 is a common year starting on Saturday. ... January 19 is the 19th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1961 (As MAD Magazine pointed out on its first cover for the year) was the first upside-down year - i. ... Elvis Jacob Stahr Jr. ... January 24 is the 24th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1961 (As MAD Magazine pointed out on its first cover for the year) was the first upside-down year - i. ... June 30 is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 184 days remaining. ... 1962 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Order: 35th President Vice President: Lyndon B. Johnson Term of office: January 20, 1961 – November 22, 1963 Preceded by: Dwight D. Eisenhower Succeeded by: Lyndon B. Johnson Date of birth: May 29, 1917 Place of birth: Brookline, Massachusetts Date of death: November 22, 1963 Place of death: Dallas, Texas First... Cyrus Roberts Vance (March 27, 1917–January 12, 2002), was the United States Secretary of State under President Jimmy Carter from 1977 to 1980. ... July 5 is the 186th day of the year (187th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 179 days remaining. ... 1962 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... January 21 is the 21st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1964 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Lyndon Baines Johnson ( August 27, 1908 – January 22, 1973), often referred to as LBJ, was an American politician. ... Stephen Ailes (born 1912) is a U.S. administrator. ... January 28 is the 28th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1964 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... July 1 is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 183 days remaining. ... 1965 was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... July 2 is the 183rd day of the year (184th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 182 days remaining. ... 1965 was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... June 30 is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 184 days remaining. ... 1971 is a common year starting on Friday (click for link to calendar). ... Richard Milhous Nixon (January 9, 1913 - April 22, 1994) was the thirty-sixth (1953–1961) Vice President, and the thirty-seventh (1969–1974) President of the United States. ... July 1 is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 183 days remaining. ... 1971 is a common year starting on Friday (click for link to calendar). ... May 14 is the 134th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (135th in leap years). ... 1973 was a common year starting on Monday. ... Howard Hollis Bo Callaway (born April 2, 1927) is a politician from the state of Georgia. ... May 15 is the 135th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (136th in leap years). ... 1973 was a common year starting on Monday. ... 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August 13 is the 225th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (226th in leap years), with 140 days remaining. ... 1989 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Order: 40th President Term of Office: January 20, 1981–January 20, 1989 Preceded by: Jimmy Carter Succeeded by: George H.W. Bush Date of birth: February 6, 1911 Place of birth: Tampico, Illinois Date of death: June 5, 2004 Place of death: Los Angeles, California First Lady: Nancy Reagan Political... Order: 41st President Vice President: Dan Quayle Term of office: January 20, 1989 – January 20, 1993 Preceded by: Ronald Reagan Succeeded by: Bill Clinton Date of birth: June 12, 1924 Place of birth: Milton, Massachusetts First Lady: Barbara Pierce Bush Political party: Republican George Herbert Walker Bush, KBE (born June... August 14 is the 226th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (227th in leap years), with 139 days remaining. ... 1989 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... January 20 is the 20th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1993 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003) Events Media:January January 1 - Czechoslovakia divides. ... Categories: U.S. Secretaries of Veterans Affairs | 1942 births ... November 22 is the 326th day (327th on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1993 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003) Events Media:January January 1 - Czechoslovakia divides. ... December 2 is the 336th day (337th on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1997 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Reef. ... Order: 42nd President Vice President: Al Gore Term of office: January 20, 1993 – January 20, 2001 Preceded by: George H. W. Bush Succeeded by: George W. Bush Date of birth: August 19, 1946 Place of birth: Hope, Arkansas First Lady: Hillary Rodham Clinton Political party: Democratic William Jefferson Clinton (born... December 2 is the 336th day (337th on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1997 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Reef. ... July 2 is the 183rd day of the year (184th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 182 days remaining. ... 1998 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Louis Caldera served as United States Secretary of the Army from July 2, 1998 - January 20, 2001, the 17th man to hold that office. ... July 2 is the 183rd day of the year (184th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 182 days remaining. ... 1998 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... January 20 is the 20th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2001 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... January 20 is the 20th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2001 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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November 18 is the 322nd day of the year (323rd in leap years), with 43 remaining. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... November 19 is the 323rd day of the year (324th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

See also

Categories: United States-related stubs | United States Army | Joint Chiefs of Staff ...

External link

  • Secretaries of War and Secretaries of the Army (http://www.army.mil/cmh-pg/books/sw-sa/SWSA-Fm.htm)

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