Secretary of the Army
Definition/Scope: Position created by the National Defense Act of 1947 (5 U.S.C. 171). Subject to the direction of, authority, and control of the President as Commander in Chief and of the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of the Army is responsible for and has the authority to conduct all affairs of the Department of the Army, including its organization, manpower, personnel, reserve affairs, installations, environmental issues, weapon systems, equipment acquisition, communications and financial management.
Used For:Office of the Secretary of the Army
Broader Terms:Army job titles
Narrower Terms:Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army
Related Terms:Deputy Secretary of Defense