Biography

Hon Alex Beehler

Hon Alex Beehler

Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and the Environment
Washington, DC

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Mr. Alex A. Beehler was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Jan. 2, 2019, and sworn in as the 16th assistant secretary of the U.S. Army for Installations, Energy and Environment (ASA(IE&E)) on Jan. 10, 2019.

As ASA (IE&E), he is the primary advisor to the Secretary of the Army and Chief of Staff of the Army for all matters related to Army installation policy and oversight, and coordination of energy security and management. In addition, he is responsible for policy and oversight of sustainability and environmental initiatives; resource management, including design, military construction, operations and maintenance; Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC); privatization of the Army real estate portfolio and installations’ Safety and Occupational Health programs.

Mr. Beehler previously served from 2004 to 2009, in the Office of Under Secretary of Defense for Installations and Environment, first as the Assistant Deputy for Environment, Safety and Occupational Health (ESOH), then Principal Deputy, and Acting Deputy Under Secretary. In those capacities, Mr. Beehler served as the principal assistant and advisor for all environmental, safety and occupational health policies and programs in the Department of Defense (DoD). Those programs included cleanup at active and closing bases, compliance with environmental laws, conservation of natural and cultural resources, pollution prevention, environmental technology, fire protection, safety and explosive safety, and pest management and disease control for defense activities worldwide. He also was the first Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO) of the Department of Defense.

Mr. Beehler also has extensive experience in private industry, where he served as a director of environmental and regulatory affairs. Mr. Beehler has maintained a strong background in federal environmental policy, having served in the Department of Justice as a senior trial attorney for environmental enforcement and at the Environmental Protection Agency as a special assistant for legal and enforcement counsel. He also served as staff counsel on the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee.

Mr. Beehler is a member of the bar of Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. He received a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University in public and international affairs and a law degree from University of Virginia.

Mr. Beehler and his wife Stephanie have two adult children.


Mr. Bryan Gossage

MR. Bryan Gossage

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary (Installations, Energy and Environment)
Washington, DC

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Mr. Bryan Gossage was sworn in as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment on May 18, 2020. He is the principal deputy advisor to the Secretary of the Army and Chief of Staff of the Army on all matters related to Installation policy, oversight and the coordination of energy security and management. He is also responsible for policy and oversight of sustainability and environmental initiatives; resource management including design, military construction, operations and maintenance; Base Realignment And Closure (BRAC); privatization of Army family housing, lodging, real estate, utilities; and the Army’s Installation Safety and Occupational Health (SOH) programs.

Prior to his appointment, Mr. Gossage served the State of North Carolina from 2013 through 2019 in various roles including: Deputy Secretary of the Department of Commerce, Director of the Division of Land and Water Stewardship, Executive Director of the Clean Water Management Trust Fund, and Strategic Operations Advisor for the Administrative Office of the Courts. Of note, Mr. Gossage led initiatives with senior military and civilian leadership to establish and provide oversight on readiness and environmental protection projects to relieve current or anticipated environmental restrictions on military testing, training, or operations for the Naval Facilities Command (NAVFAC), the Army Installation Management Command (IMCOM), and Marine Corps Installations (MCI).

Additionally, Mr. Gossage served as a councilman in Apex, North Carolina from 2003-2009 and as Mayor Pro Tem from 2009 to 2011.

Mr. Gossage currently serves as a Medical Service Corps Officer in the U.S. Army Reserve. His awards include the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, the North Carolina Commendation Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal. Mr. Gossage completed both his undergraduate degree, and a graduate-level fellowship focusing on Public Administration, with California State University. He is also an Eagle Scout.

Mr. Bryan Gossage, his wife Chloe, and their three children are long-time North Carolina residents.