Department of Defense Political Appointments: Positions and Process

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E.
Authorized OSD PAS Positions by
Function (May 31, 1999)1
Italics highlight nonstatutory assistant secretary positions—i.e., those that the Secretary of Defense is authorized to allocate as he chooses. All other positions are statutory, their titles established by the Congress in Title 10, United States Code.Secretary of DefenseDeputy Secretary of DefenseAcquisition and Technology
Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition and Technology)
Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition and Technology)
Director of Defense Research and Engineering
Personnel
Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness)
Assistant Secretary of Defense (Force Management Policy)
Health Affairs
Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs)
Reserve Affairs
Assistant Secretary of Defense (Reserve Affairs)
Comptroller
Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller)
Nuclear, Chemical, Biological
Assistant to the Secretary of Defense (Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological)
____________________
1
P.L. 105–261 (October 17, 1998) reduced the number of authorized Assistant Secretary of Defense positions from ten to nine, thereby reducing the number of authorized PAS positions in the OSD from 23 to 22. In response, the DoD eliminated the Assistant Secretary (International Security Policy) position. This appendix reflects the changes legislated by P.L. 105–261. However, official OSD title reports lag behind the legislative change and as of May 1999 still reflect 23 PAS positions.

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Table of contents

  • Title Page *
  • Preface iii
  • Contents v
  • Figures vii
  • Tables ix
  • Summary xi
  • Acknowledgments xvii
  • Acronyms xix
  • 1 - Introduction 1
  • 2 - Trends in DOD Political Appointees 3
  • 3 - The Appointment Process and Rules Governing Political Appointees 19
  • 4 - Conclusion 41
  • A - An Overview of the Federal Workforce System 45
  • B - DOD Pas Position Data Sources 49
  • C - Pas Position Titles in Osd from 1947 to 1999 by Function 53
  • D - Chronology of Pas Positions Assigned to Osd Functional Areas 69
  • E - Authorized Osd Pas Positions by Function (May 31, 1999) 71
  • References 73
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