America's military installations, including their associated environment, have many purposes. They must sustain the regular forward and home station presence of U.S. forces as well as provide support in training and deployment to meet the Nation's need in periods of crisis, contingency, and combat.
Mr. John Conger is the Acting Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Installations and Environment. In this position, he provides management and oversight for military installations world wide and manages environmental, safety, and occupational health programs for the Department.
Until June 2009, Mr. Conger served on the staff of Representative Chet Edwards, Chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, where he served as Legislative Director and principal defense advisor for 8 ½ years. In addition to his work supporting Rep. Edwards' military construction initiatives, Mr. Conger focused on Rep. Edwards' efforts to improve military quality of life, increase military retiree benefits, pass record levels of veterans health care funding, and advance nuclear nonproliferation efforts. He also served as staff for the House Army Caucus, which Edwards co-chairs.
In his previous tenure on Capitol Hill, he served as Professional Staff for the House International Relations Committee and as defense staff for Representatives Jane Harman and Sam Gejdenson.
From 1993 to 1997, he was employed by Adroit Systems, Inc. in support of the Defense Airborne Reconnaissance Office, then a part of the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology.
He holds a B.S. and an M.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an M.A. in Science, Technology and Public Policy from the George Washington University.
Current as of September 21, 2012.