Restructuring the Department of Defense Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Organization and Chief Management Officer Organization


Trump to Nominate Robert McMahon as DoD Assistant Secretary for Sustainment

President Trump has announced Robert McMahon, assistant secretary for logistics and materiel readiness at the Defense Department, as his choice for the next DoD assistant secretary for sustainment.

The Assistant Secretary of Defense for Logistics and Materiel Readiness, or ASD (L&MR), was the principal staff assistant and adviser to the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, (USD (AT&L)), Deputy Secretary of Defense (DEPSECDEF), and Secretary of Defense (SECDEF) on logistics and materiel readiness issues within the Department of Defense (DoD), including programs related to logistics, materiel readiness, maintenance, strategic mobility, and sustainment support. As the principal logistics official within the senior management of the DoD, the ASD (L&MR) exercises authority, direction and control over the director of the Defense Logistics Agency. Like all other Assistant Secretaries of Defense, the ASD (L&MR) is considered a part of the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

As part of a reorganization on February 1, 2018, the ASD(L&MR) was abolished and combined into a new Assistant Secretary of Defense for Sustainment (read also Restructuring the DoD Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Organization)

McMahon, a more than 34-year U.S. Air Force veteran, previously served as president of Fickling Management Services and director of C-17 field operations at Boeing.

The retired Air Force major general held senior leadership roles at the Warner Robins Air Logistics Center, the Air Force’s logistics division, Air Mobility Command and 309th Maintenance Wing at the Ogden Air Logistics Center.

In his current position, he oversees logistics policies and processes that support warfighter readiness efforts as well as manages the department’s more than $170 billion annual budget.

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