Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy
(Military Personnel Policy)
Office of the Secretary of the Navy
 Dr. Russell Beland

Scope of Duties:
Principal advisor to the ASN (M&RA) on policy and program matters relating to the Naval and Marine Corps active duty military and personnel programs

Provides policy and oversight for programs with regard to:

· Military personnel matters
· Quality of life issues which impact DoN active duty members, their families and retirees
· Health-related issues
· Military Justice Matters

Areas of Responsibility:
Military Personnel:

· Recruiting and Retention
· Education and Training
· Military Compensation
· Military Awards
· Equal Opportunity

Quality of Life Programs:

· Commissaries and Exchanges
· Morale, Welfare & Recreation
· Family Support
· Retiree Affairs

Defense Health Programs:

· Dental Programs
· Health Readiness and Education

Alignment with Services/OSD Staffs:

· Navy and Marine Corps Personnel Chiefs and Recruiting Commands
· OPNAV and Marine Corp Staffs
· Bureau of Medicine
· Defense Commissary Agency and Navy and Marine Corps Exchanges
· OSD (Military Community & Family Policy)