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Aug 27 – Sept 2, 2021

Meredith A Berger

August 31, 2021: Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro has selected Meredith Berger to perform the duties of the Under Secretary of the Navy. Ms. Berger was confirmed in July by unanimous consent in the Senate to serve as Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations and Environment. Ms. Berger was Deputy Chief of Staff to the Secretary of the Navy from 2014 to 2017. After her work in the Obama Administration, Ms. Berger joined Microsoft Corp. Her earlier career includes working as a policy advisor at the Environmental Protection Agency, an aide to Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, and Policy Director for Florida’s Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Berger holds a Bachelor of Arts in American Studies and Spanish from Vanderbilt University, a Juris Doctor from Nova Southeastern University, and a Master of Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School. She succeeds James Geurts as acting Under Secretary. Guerts retired on August 28 after more than 30 years of government service.

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