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Encyclopedia > United States Secretary of the Army
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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. Appointed by the President, the Secretary of the Army is a non-Cabinet position serving under the 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. Flag of the United States Secretary of the Army File links The following pages link to this file: United States Secretary of the Army Categories: Public domain images ... Flag of the United States Secretary of the Army File links The following pages link to this file: United States Secretary of the Army Categories: Public domain images ... The United States Army is the largest branch of the United States armed forces and has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ... The presidential seal was first used by President Hayes in 1880 and last modified in 1959 by adding the 50th star for Hawaii. ... The United States Secretary of Defense is the head of the United States Department of Defense (DoD), concerned with the armed services and The role of the Secretary of Defense is to be the principal defense policy advisor to the President and is responsible for the formulation of general defense... Line drawing of the Department of Wars seal. ... 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 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 United States Presidents Cabinet, beginning with George Washingtons administration. ... National Defense Act of 1947 Sections 207-209 Creation of the US Air Force The following text is taken from the National Security Act of 1947 and is the document authorizing the creation of a separate US Air Force. ...


As of 9 March 2007, following the resignation of Francis Harvey, the acting Secretary of the Army is Pete Geren, the current Undersecretary. Francis J. Harvey Dr. Francis J. Harvey was sworn in on November 19, 2004 as the 19th Secretary of the Army. ... Preston M. Geren (born January 29, 1952 in Fort Worth, Texas) became the 28th Undersecretary of the Army on February 21, 2006, following his nomination by President George W. Bush and confirmation by the United States Senate. ...


Chronological list of Secretaries of the Army

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 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 GHW Bush
Togo D. West, Jr. November 22, 1993 - December 2, 1997 Bill Clinton
Robert M. Walker December 2, 1997 - July 2, 1998 Clinton
Louis Caldera July 2, 1998 - January 20, 2001 Clinton
Gregory R. Dahlberg January 20, 2001 - March 5, 2001 George W. Bush
Joseph W. Westphal March 5, 2001 - May 31, 2001 GW Bush
Thomas E. White May 31, 2001 - May 9, 2003 GW Bush
Les Brownlee May 10, 2003 - November 18, 2004 GW Bush
Francis J. Harvey November 19, 2004 - March 9, 2007 GW Bush
Pete Geren acting March 9, 2007 - Present GW Bush

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November 19 is the 323rd day of the year (324th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... March 9 is the 68th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (69th in Leap years). ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ... Preston M. Geren (born January 29, 1952 in Fort Worth, Texas) became the 28th Undersecretary of the Army on February 21, 2006, following his nomination by President George W. Bush and confirmation by the United States Senate. ... March 9 is the 68th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (69th in Leap years). ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ...

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