Hon. Alex Beehler

Hon. Alex Beehler

Assistant Secretary of the Army (Installations, Energy & Environment)

Richard Kidd

Mr. Richard Kidd

Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary (Installations, Energy and Environment)

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    Jack Surash


    Jack Surash

    Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Energy & Sustainability)
    (Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Installations, Energy & Environment)

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    Mr. J. E. "Jack" Surash became the Acting DASA (E&S) in September 2016. In this position he is responsible for overall program direction, establishment of policies, development and refinement of strategies, and oversight for implementation of all programs and initiatives related to Energy Security and Sustainability within the Army. As the Army's Senior Energy Executive, Mr. Surash coordinates and integrates both installation (traditional as well as expeditionary) and operational energy programs and strategies.

    He comes to the Pentagon from duties as the Senior Project Management Advisor at the Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management (EM). Prior to that, he was the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Project Management. In that position, he led efforts for EM’s $6 billion per year portfolio, served as EM’s Head of Contracting Activity, oversaw procurement planning, contract management, and provided project management support. A native of Charlotte, North Carolina and raised in Rochester, New York, Jack has served the nation in key positions around the world.