United States Secretary of the Army
The secretary of the Army (SA or SECARMY) is a senior civilian official within the United States Department of Defense, with statutory responsibility for all matters relating to the United States Army: manpower, personnel, reserve affairs, installations, environmental issues, weapons systems and equipment acquisition, communications and financial management.
|United States Secretary of the Army|
|United States Department of the Army|
|Reports to||Secretary of Defense|
|Appointer||President of the United States|
with Senate advice and consent
|Term length||No fixed term|
|Precursor||Secretary of War|
|Formation||September 18, 1947|
|First holder||Kenneth Claiborne Royall|
|Succession||2nd in SecDef succession|
|Deputy||Under Secretary of the Army|
Chief of Staff of the Army
|Salary||Executive Schedule, Level II|
The secretary of the Army is nominated by the president of the United States and confirmed by the United States Senate. The secretary is a non-Cabinet-level official, subordinate to the secretary of Defense. This position was created on September 18, 1947, replacing the secretary of war, when the Department of War was split into the Department of the Army and Department of the Air Force.
On May 28, 2021 Christine Wormuth was sworn in as the 25th (and current) secretary of the Army, the first woman to serve in the role.