On July 28, 2013, Mr. Gerald B. O'Keefe took office as the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army. In this position he is the principal advisor to the Secretary for all administrative matters; executes an annual budget of more than $10 billion, including overseas contingency operations funding, in support of critical Army programs; and leads a workforce of over 2,300 civilian, military, and contractor personnel who provide a broad spectrum of executive services, operations support, and business activities to customers in the Army and Department of Defense communities. These services include Army-wide publishing and printing, facilities management, air and ground transportation, security and safety, records management, heraldry, audiovisual services, and Pentagon information technology. Mr. O'Keefe also executes the Civilian Aides to the Secretary of the Army program and is liaison for the Civilian Marksmanship Program.
Prior to this assignment, Mr.O'Keefe was dual-hatted as the Deputy Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army and the Executive Director, U.S. Army Resources and Programs Agency. As the Deputy Administrative Assistant, Mr. O'Keefe was the principal advisor to the Administrative Assistant. As the Executive Director, Resources and Programs Agency, he oversaw the budgeting and execution of more than $10 billion annually in support of Headquarters, Department of the Army organizations and Army-wide centrally managed accounts. He also provided human resources, equal employment advisory services, and special programs support for Headquarters organizations and activities.
Mr. O'Keefe was selected to the Senior Executive Service in May 2009. He served as the Deputy G-3/5 for Strategy and Concepts (G-5), Headquarters, U.S. Army Materiel Command. As the Deputy, he was responsible for strategic planning; concept development and analysis; force design and integration; and life-cycle management and technology support and integration for nearly 60,000 military, government civilian, and contractor personnel in support of command's mission to provide sustainment support of warfighters and military materiel worldwide.
OAA | Army.mil | USA.gov | DEEO | Site Map
Office of the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army