Meredith Berger was sworn in as Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Facilities and the Environment
WASHINGTON – Meredith Berger was sworn in as Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Facilities and the Environment (EI&E) by Assistant Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks in a ceremony at the Pentagon on August 5 .
PASCAGOULA, Miss. (Oct. 13, 2017) – Ship godmother Meredith Berger traces her initials on a steel plate that will later be welded inside the Fort Lauderdale amphibious transport dock (LPD 28). (US Navy photo by Lance Davis courtesy of Huntington Ingalls Industries / Released)
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 Harvard Kennedy School. She has held various positions in state and federal government, including the Florida Department of Financial Services, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Department of Defense. Berger served as Deputy Chief of Staff to the Secretary of the Navy from 2014 to 2017. Most recently, she was a senior executive for Microsoft’s Defense of Democracy program. After growing up in Florida, Berger is proud to be the sponsor of the USS Fort Lauderdale (LPD-28).
The Assistant Secretary of the Navy for IS&E serves the Department of the Navy and the nation by enhancing the combatant’s combat capabilities and improving energy security; improving resilience to climate change; the acquisition and disposal of real estate; construction and maintenance of facilities; protect the occupational safety and health of military and civilian personnel; environmental protection, planning and restoration on land and afloat; and the conservation of natural and cultural resources.
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