Advisory
Immediate Release

Media Advisory on Designation of Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflict

Dec. 15, 2020

The White House designated Dr. Joseph M. Tonon as the Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflict. 

Dr. Tonon performs the duties as outlined in the memorandum on the organizational roles of ASD SO/LIC signed by the Acting Secretary of Defense on November 18, 2020. You can read the full memo here.

Dr. Tonon has been in this leadership role since December 4, 2020.

Also, the Deputy Secretary of Defense signed the memorandum regarding the implementation plan on this restructuring on December 3, 2020. You can read the full memo here.