Mr. Paul D. Peters
Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense
Logistics and Materiel Readiness
Mr. Peters serves as the Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Logistics and Materiel Readiness. He is responsible for providing world class military logistics support to the men and women of the United States Armed Forces. He manages logistics policy and processes to provide superior, cost effective, joint logistics support to the warfighter, both in current operations as well as in the future. He also performs logistics program oversight to manage the over $170 billion Department of Defense logistics operations.
Prior to this role, Mr. Peters served as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Logistics & Materiel Readiness). In this capacity, he serves as the principal advisor to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Logistics and Materiel Readiness in the oversight of logistics policies, practices, operations, and efficiencies in support of enhanced readiness to the warfighter. His logistics portfolio includes maintenance, materiel readiness, supply chain integration, transportation policy, and program support.
Preceding the PD position, Mr. Peters was the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Supply Chain Integration within the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Logistics and Materiel Readiness from 2010 to 2012. In this position he was responsible for the development of the Department’s global supply chain management policies, providing oversight for inventory management, distribution, disposal and anti-counterfeit strategies and execution, and development of logistics human capital strategies. Mr. Peters conducted policy oversight of automated information technology for improved asset tracking and in-transit visibility and was the Logistics Chair for international logistics cooperation in global supply chain with U.S. allies.
Mr. Peters’ federal service also includes major assignments with the Defense Logistics Agency, Navy and Air Force. He has led major programs and activities in the areas of disposal reengineering, distribution execution, major automated information systems modernization, logistics operations, supply operations, human capital management, and audit. He has been the recipient of numerous awards and has twice been recognized as a Top 100 Federal Executive.
Prior to entering Federal Service, he was a corporate auditor and tax accountant with Arthur Andersen & Company. Mr. Peters was selected for membership in the Senior Executive Service in 2006.