United States Under Secretary of the Navy

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). Before the creation of the Under Secretary's office, the second-highest civilian at the Department of the Navy was the Assistant Secretary of the Navy.

United States
Under Secretary of the Navy
Seal of the Department of the Navy
Flag of the Under Secretary of the Navy
Incumbent
Erik Raven

since April 13, 2022
Department of the Navy
StyleMr. Under Secretary
The Honorable
(formal address in writing)
Reports toSecretary of the Navy
SeatThe Pentagon, Arlington County, Virginia, United States
NominatorThe President with Senate advice and consent
Term lengthNo fixed term
Constituting instrument10 U.S.C. § 8015
FormationAugust 22, 1940
First holderJames Forrestal
Succession17th in SecDef succession by seniority of appointment
DeputyDeputy Under Secretary of the Navy
SalaryExecutive Schedule, Level III[1]
WebsiteOfficial website

The current Under Secretary of the Navy is Erik Raven.


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