Gregory Slavonic, assistant secretary of the Navy for manpower and reserve affairs, is carrying out the responsibilities and duties of the service’s undersecretary in addition to his current role, USNI News reported Tuesday.
The undersecretary role is a Senate-confirmed post vacated by Thomas Modly, who also served as acting secretary of the Navy, after he stepped down in early April.
Slavonic is a retired Navy Reserve rear admiral who assumed the role of ASN for manpower in June 2018. He previously served as chief of staff for Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) and held senior leadership positions in the communications sector as well as in print and broadcasting organizations.
His Navy career included time as director of public affairs program and special assistant to chief of information as well as service in combat deployments.