Under Secretary of the Navy

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United States
Under Secretary of the Navy
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Seal of the Department of the Navy
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Flag of the Under Secretary of the Navy
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Incumbent
Thomas P. Dee

since January 20, 2017
Department of the Navy
Style Mr. Under Secretary
The Honorable
(formal address in writing)
Reports to Secretary of the Navy
Appointer The President
with the advice and consent of the Senate
Formation August 22, 1940
First holder James Forrestal
Succession 18th in SecDef succession
Website Official Website

The Under Secretary of the Navy is the second-highest ranking civilian official in the United States Department of the Navy. The Under Secretary, called the "Under" in Pentagon slang, reports to the Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV).

Under Secretaries of the Navy, 1940–present[1]

Name Assumed Office Left Office President Appointed By Secretary Served Under
James V. Forrestal August 22, 1940 May 16, 1944 Franklin D. Roosevelt Frank Knox
Ralph A. Bard June 24, 1944 June 30, 1945 James Forrestal
Artemus Gates July 3, 1945 December 31, 1945 Harry S. Truman
John L. Sullivan June 17, 1946 September 18, 1947
W. John Kenney September 19, 1947 September 24, 1949 John L. Sullivan
Dan A. Kimball May 25, 1949 July 31, 1951 Francis P. Matthews
Francis P. Whitehair August 7, 1951 January 29, 1953 Dan A. Kimball
Charles S. Thomas February 9, 1953 August 5, 1953 Dwight D. Eisenhower Robert B. Anderson
Thomas S. Gates Jr. October 7, 1953 April 1, 1957 Robert B. Anderson,
Charles Thomas
William B. Franke April 17, 1957 June 7, 1959 Thomas S. Gates Jr.
Fred A. Bantz June 8, 1959 January 20, 1961 William B. Franke
Paul B. Fay Jr. February 16, 1961 January 15, 1965 John F. Kennedy John Connally, Fred Korth,
Paul Nitze
Kenneth E. BeLieu February 26, 1965 July 1965 Lyndon B. Johnson Paul Nitze
Robert H. B. Baldwin July 2, 1965 July 31, 1967
Charles F. Baird August 1, 1967 January 20, 1969 Paul Robert Ignatius
John Warner February 11, 1969 May 4, 1972 Richard Nixon John Chafee
Frank P. Sanders May 5, 1972 June 29, 1973 John Warner
J. William Middendorf August 3, 1973 June 20, 1974
David S. Potter August 28, 1974 April 1, 1976 Gerald Ford J. William Middendorf
David R. Macdonald September 14, 1976 February 4, 1977
R. James Woolsey Jr. March 9, 1977 December 7, 1979 Jimmy Carter W. Graham Claytor Jr.
Robert J. Murray February 7, 1980 September 29, 1981 Edward Hidalgo, John Lehman
James F. Goodrich September 29, 1981 August 6, 1987 Ronald Reagan John Lehman
Henry L. Garrett III August 6, 1987 May 15, 1989 Jim Webb, William L. Ball
J. Daniel Howard August 7, 1989 January 20, 1993 George H. W. Bush Henry L. Garrett III, Sean O'Keefe
Richard J. Danzig November 29, 1993 May 30, 1997 Bill Clinton John Howard Dalton
Jerry MacArthur Hultin November 13, 1997 July 14, 2000 John Howard Dalton,
Richard Danzig
Robert B. Pirie Jr. October 12, 2000 June 6, 2001 Richard Danzig
Susan M. Livingstone July 26, 2001 February 28, 2003 George W. Bush Gordon R. England
Dionel M. Aviles October 8, 2004 May 19, 2009 Gordon R. England,
Donald C. Winter
Robert O. Work May 19, 2009 March 22, 2013 Barack Obama Ray Mabus
Janine A. Davidson March 17, 2016 January 20, 2017
Thomas P. Dee (acting) January 20, 2017 present Donald Trump Sean Stackley (acting)

References

  1. ^ "Official U.S. Navy web page". Archived from the original on July 24, 2006. Retrieved 2008-10-29. .
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