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Assistant Secretary of the Navy
Secretary of the Navy
(ASN) is the title given to certain civilian senior officials in the United States Department of the Navy. From 1861 to 1954, the Assistant Secretary of the Navy
Secretary of the Navy
was the second highest civilian office in the Department of the Navy (reporting to the United States Secretary of the Navy). That role has since been supplanted by the office of Under Secretary of the Navy
Under Secretary of the Navy
and the office of Assistant Secretary of the Navy
Secretary of the Navy
has been abolished. There have, however, been a number of offices bearing the phrase "Assistant Secretary of the Navy" in their title (see below for details). At present, there are four Assistant Secretaries of the Navy, each of whom reports to and assists the Secretary of the Navy
Secretary of the Navy
and the Under Secretary of the Navy:

Assistant Secretary of the Navy
Secretary of the Navy
(Research, Development and Acquisition) Assistant Secretary of the Navy
Secretary of the Navy
(Manpower and Reserve Affairs) Assistant Secretary of the Navy
Secretary of the Navy
(Financial Management and Comptroller) Assistant Secretary of the Navy
Secretary of the Navy
(Installations and Environment) The General Counsel of the Navy
General Counsel of the Navy
is equivalent in rank to the four Assistant Secretaries.

Contents

1 History

1.1 Famous Assistant Secretaries of the Navy

2 Assistant Secretaries of the Navy, 1861-1954[3] 3 Defunct Offices Bearing the Title of "Assistant Secretary of the Navy" 4 See also 5 External links 6 References

History[edit] The Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy
Secretary of the Navy
was established in 1861, to provide a senior deputy to the Secretary. The Assistant Secretary was responsible for the Navy's civilian personnel, as well as for administration of shore facilities (such as naval bases and shipyards). Gustavus Fox
Gustavus Fox
was the first to hold the post, serving throughout the Civil War. The office was disestablished in 1869, during Reconstruction, but was reestablished by Congress on July 11, 1890. James R. Soley was the first to be appointed to the newly reestablished position. The Assistant Secretary was the Navy's number-two civilian until 1940, when Congress established the position of Under Secretary of the Navy, who was given oversight of the Assistant Secretary's activities. James V. Forrestal, later Secretary of Defense, was the first to serve as Under Secretary; he held the post until 1944, when he became Secretary of the Navy. During the 20th century, the responsibilities of the Assistant Secretary were divided among several officials. During the 1920s, for example, to reflect the increasing importance of naval aviation, Congress established the position of Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Air. The office of Assistant Secretary of the Navy
Secretary of the Navy
was disestablished in 1954.[1] Famous Assistant Secretaries of the Navy[edit]

U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt
served as Assistant Secretary of the Navy from 1897–1898, during the William McKinley
William McKinley
administration. U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt
Franklin D. Roosevelt
served as Assistant Secretary of the Navy from 1913 until 1920, and helped to implement Navy policies during World War I. According to author Edward J. Renehan, Jr., no less than five members of the extended Roosevelt clan served as Assistant Secretary of the Navy: Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt
Jr. who served from 1921 through 1924 under Harding and Coolidge, Theodore Douglas Robinson (the son of Corinne Roosevelt) who served from 1924 through 1929 under Coolidge, and finally Henry Latrobe Roosevelt, a descendant of Robert Fulton's old friend "Steamboat Nicholas" Roosevelt, who served from 1933 through 1936 under FDR.[2] Ralph Austin Bard
Ralph Austin Bard
was Assistant Secretary (1941–1944) and then Under Secretary (1944–1945) during World War II.

Assistant Secretaries of the Navy, 1861-1954[3][edit]

Picture Name Assumed Office Left Office President Appointed By Secretary Served Under

Gustavus Fox August 1, 1861 November 26, 1866 Abraham Lincoln Gideon Welles

William Faxon June 1, 1866 March 3, 1869 Andrew Johnson Gideon Welles, Adolph Edward Borie, George Maxwell Robeson, Richard Wigginton Thompson, Nathan Goff, Jr., William Henry Hunt, William Eaton Chandler, William Collins Whitney

James R. Soley July 18, 1890 March 19, 1893 Benjamin Harrison Benjamin Franklin Tracy

William McAdoo March 20, 1893 April 18, 1897 Grover Cleveland Hilary Abner Herbert

Theodore Roosevelt April 19, 1897 May 10, 1898 William McKinley John Davis Long

Charles Herbert Allen May 11, 1898 April 21, 1900 William McKinley John Davis Long

Frank W. Hackett April 24, 1900 December 16, 1901 William McKinley John Davis Long

Charles Hial Darling December 17, 1901 October 30, 1905 Theodore Roosevelt John Davis Long, William Henry Moody, Paul Morton, Charles Joseph Bonaparte

Truman Handy Newberry November 1, 1905 November 30, 1908 Theodore Roosevelt Charles Joseph Bonaparte, Victor Howard Metcalf

Herbert L. Satterlee December 3, 1908 March 5, 1909 Theodore Roosevelt Truman Handy Newberry

Beekman Winthrop March 6, 1909 March 16, 1913 William Howard Taft George von Lengerke Meyer

Franklin D. Roosevelt March 17, 1913 August 26, 1920 Woodrow Wilson Josephus Daniels

Gordon Woodbury August 27, 1920 March 9, 1921 Woodrow Wilson Josephus Daniels

Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. March 10, 1921 September 30, 1924 Warren Harding Edwin Denby

Theodore Douglas Robinson November 11, 1924 March 4, 1929 Calvin Coolidge Curtis Dwight Wilbur

Ernest L. Jahncke April 1, 1929 March 17, 1933 Herbert Hoover Charles Francis Adams III

Henry L. Roosevelt March 17, 1933 February 22, 1936 Franklin D. Roosevelt Claude Augustus Swanson

Charles Edison January 18, 1937 January 1, 1940 Franklin D. Roosevelt Claude Augustus Swanson

Lewis Compton February 9, 1940 January 10, 1941 Franklin D. Roosevelt Charles Edison

Ralph Austin Bard February 24, 1941 June 24, 1944 Franklin D. Roosevelt William Franklin Knox

H. Struve Hensel January 30, 1945 February 28, 1946 Franklin D. Roosevelt Harry S. Truman

James Vincent Forrestal

W. John Kenney March 1, 1946 September 19, 1947 Harry S. Truman James Vincent Forrestal

Mark E. Andrews January 21, 1948 February 15, 1949 Harry S. Truman John L. Sullivan

John T. Koehler February 18, 1949 October 3, 1951 Harry S. Truman Francis P. Matthews

Herbert R. Askins October 3, 1951 January 20, 1953 Harry S. Truman Dan A. Kimball

Raymond H. Fogler June 22, 1953 October 4, 1954 Dwight D. Eisenhower Robert B. Anderson, Charles S. Thomas

Defunct Offices Bearing the Title of "Assistant Secretary of the Navy"[edit]

Office Name Year Created Year Abolished

Assistant Secretary of the Navy
Secretary of the Navy
(AIR) 1926 1959

Assistant Secretary of the Navy
Secretary of the Navy
(Installations and Logistics) ca. 1960s? ca. 1970s?

Assistant Secretary of the Navy
Secretary of the Navy
(Material) ca. 1950s? ca. 1950s?

Assistant Secretary of the Navy
Secretary of the Navy
(Research and Development) 1959 1977

Assistant Secretary of the Navy
Secretary of the Navy
(Research, Engineering and Systems) 1977 1990

Assistant Secretary of the Navy
Secretary of the Navy
(Shipbuilding and Logistics)

1990

See also[edit]

Secretary of the Navy United States Department of the Navy

External links[edit]

80.3.1 Records of the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy General Records of the Department of the Navy, 1798-1947 (Record Group 80) 1804-1958, from the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration Naval Historical Center, Washington, D.C. Source for papers and photos of various Assistant Secretaries of the Navy Navy Organization – The Secretariat An organizational chart for the Office of the Secretary of the Navy, Dept. of the Navy

References[edit]

^ "Assistant Secretary Of The Navy – List of Commanding Officers and Senior Officials of the US Navy". History.navy.mil. Retrieved 2013-06-17.  ^ " Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt
and the Navy by The Theodore Roosevelt Assopciation". Theodoreroosevelt.org. 2013-02-01. Retrieved 2013-06-17.  ^ "Source: Naval Historical Center Roster List at". History.navy.mil. Retrieved 2013-06-17. 

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United States Department of the Navy

Secretaries

Cabinet level

Stoddert Smith Hamilton Jones Crowninshield S Thompson Southard Branch L. Woodbury Dickerson Paulding Badger Upshur Henshaw Gilmer Mason Bancroft Mason Preston Graham Kennedy Dobbin Toucey Welles Borie Robeson R Thompson Goff Hunt Chandler Whitney Tracy Herbert Long Moody Morton Bonaparte Metcalf Newberry Meyer Daniels Denby Wilbur Adams Swanson Edison Knox Forrestal

Dept. of Defense

Sullivan Matthews Kimball Anderson Thomas T. Gates Franke Connally Korth Nitze Ignatius Chafee Warner Middendorf Claytor Hidalgo Lehman Webb Ball Garrett O'Keefe Dalton Danzig England Winter Mabus Spencer

Under Secretaries

Forrestal Bard A. Gates Sullivan Kenney Kimball Whitehair Thomas T. Gates Franke Bantz Fay BeLieu Baldwin Baird Warner Sanders Middendorf Potter Macdonald Woolsey Murray Goodrich Garrett Howard Danzig Hultin Pirie Livingstone Aviles Work Davidson Modly

Assistant Secretaries

Pre–1954

Fox Faxon Soley McAdoo T. Roosevelt Sr. Allen Hackett Darling Newberry Satterlee Winthrop F. Roosevelt G. Woodbury T. Roosevelt Jr. Robinson Jahncke H. Roosevelt Edison Compton Bard Hensel Kenney Andrews Koehler Askins Fogler

Post–1954

Financial Management and Comptroller Installations and Environment Manpower and Reserve Affairs Research, Development and Acquisitions General Counsel of the Navy defunct:

Air Installations and Logistics Material Research and Development Research, Engineering and Systems Shipbuilding and Logistics

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United States Navy

Portal Category

Leadership

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Special
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Shore

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Training
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Personnel and training

People

Officers

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Personnel

Chaplain Corps

Chief Deputy Chief

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JAG DJAG

NCIS Boatswain's mates Hospital corpsman Naval Aviator SEALs Seabees Master-at-arms Operations specialist SWCCs Hispanic sailors

Training

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Equipment

Uniforms Awards and decorations Badges Current fleet Reserve fleet Aircraft Weapons Naval reactors

History and traditions

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United States Marine Corps

Leadership

Secretary of the Navy Under Secretary of the Navy Commandant of the Marine Corps Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Marine Corps generals United States Congress

House Subcommittee on Seapower and Expeditionary Forces Senate Subcommittee on Seapower

Major commands

Organization of the Marine Corps Headquarters Marine Corps Marine Forces Command

II Marine Expeditionary Force

Marine Forces Pacific

I Marine Expeditionary Force III Marine Expeditionary Force

Marine Forces Reserve Fleet Marine Force

Atlantic Pacific

Marine Corps Combat Development Command

Small Wars Center and Irregular Warfare Integration Division (SWC/IWID) Operations Analysis Directorate (OAD) Training
Training
& Education Command (TECOM) United States Marine Corps
United States Marine Corps
Warfighting Laboratory

Structure

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Special
Operations

Marine Raiders Marine Raider Regiment

Recon

Force Division

Personnel and training

Personnel

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Training

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Women's Reserve

Honorary Marine Toys for Tots

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