Alan Estevez was sworn in as the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Logistics & Materiel Readiness) on August 8, 2011. He is the first career federal official to hold the position.
As the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Logistics & Materiel Readiness), Mr. Estevez is responsible for providing world class military logistics support to the men and women of the United States Armed Forces. He manages logistics policy and processes to provide superior, cost effective, joint logistics support to the warfighter, both in current operations as well as in the future. He also performs logistics program oversight to manage the over $190 billion Department of Defense logistics operations.
Prior to his Senate confirmation, Mr. Estevez served as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Logistics & Materiel Readiness) from November 2006. He performed the duties of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Logistics & Materiel Readiness) position from April 2009 until his confirmation. From October 2002 to November 2006, Mr. Estevez was the Assistant Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Supply Chain Integration) responsible for development of global Defense supply chain management and distribution policies. Prior to assuming his executive position, Mr. Estevez held key positions within the Office of the Secretary of Defense, where he played a critical role in reengineering Defense transportation processes, and with the U.S. Army Strategic Logistics Agency, where he managed the Army’s program to address logistics deficiencies identified during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm. From 1981 through 1990, Mr. Estevez held numerous positions with the Military Traffic Management Command in Bayonne, New Jersey, Oakland, California, and Falls Church, Virginia.
Mr. Estevez received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey in 1979 and a Masters degree in National Security Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces in 1995. He is the recipient of the 2010 Presidential Rank Distinguished Executive Award and the 2006 Presidential Rank Meritorious Executive Award, two Office of the Secretary of Defense Medals for Meritorious Civilian Service, and the 2005 Service to America Medal awarded by the Partnership for Public Service. He was inducted into the Senior Executive Service in October 2002.