::United States Secretary of the Army


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The Secretary of the Army (SA or SECARMY) is a senior civilian official within the Department of Defense of the United States of America with statutory responsibility for all matters relating to the United States Army: manpower, personnel, reserve affairs, installations, environmental issues, weapons systems and equipment acquisition, communications, and financial management.

The Secretary of the Army is nominated by the President and confirmed by the U.S. Senate, the Secretary of the Army is a non-Cabinet position serving under the Secretary of Defense.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> This position was created on September 18, 1947, replacing the Secretary of War, when the Department of War became the Department of the Army and was made a department within the new Department of Defense.<ref name="a">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref>

Secretary of the Army, John M. McHugh, took office as the 21st Secretary of the Army on September 21, 2009 and served until November 1, 2015.

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