Responsibilities: Military and DOD civilian personnel policies; end strengths
for military personnel; military personnel compensation and benefits; military
health care; and military nominations.
o Special additional areas: Professional Military Education; DOD schools; DOD
child care and family assistance; Civil-military programs; POW/MIA issues;
Armed Forces Retirement Home; Morale, Welfare and Recreation; and
military commissaries and exchanges.
o Oversight of budget accounts: Military personnel; military retirement; Defense
Health Program; DOD Medicare-Eligible Retiree Health Care Fund; and
operation and maintenance for certain education and civil-military programs.
o Oversight of DOD offices: Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel &
Readiness); Assistant Secretary of Defense (Reserve Affairs); Assistant
Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs); and Defense Prisoner of War/Missing in
o Oversight of DOD agencies: TRICARE Management Activity; Defense
Commissary Agency; and Uniformed Services University of the Health