President Barack Obama has nominated Frederick Vollrath for promotion to assistant defense secretary for readiness and force management, the Defense Department announced Thursday.
Since March 26, Vollrath has performed those duties as principal deputy assistant secretary for readiness and force management.
He oversees policy regarding civilian and military personnel, force readiness, military community, family, diversity management and equal opportunity.
Vollrath also provides day-to-day supervision of the Department of Defense Education Activity and Defense Commissary Agency.
Before joining the Pentagon, he served as president of Vollrath Consulting since 2006 and from 1999 to 2006, he served as corporate vice president at Computer Sciences Corp.
The 35-year Army veteran retired as a lieutenant general in 1998 after two years as the Armyâs deputy chief of staff for personnel.
Before that, he served as deputy chief of staff for U.S. Army Europe in Heidelberg, Germany; director of enlisted personnel management; and as commanding general for the Personnel Information Systems Command in Alexandria, Va.
Previous Pentagon leadership appointments and confirmations:
- Senate Confirms Frank Kendall Among Slate Of Defense Nominees
- Obama Nominates Heidi Shyu Army Acquisition Secretary
- Senate Confirms Ashton Carter as Next Deputy Defense Secretary