Paul D. Cramer

Performing the Duties of Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment


Mr. Paul D. Cramer, a career member of the Senior Executive Service, is currently performing the duties of Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment (PTDO DUSD(A&S)). In this role, he is responsible to the Under Secretary of Defense for all matters pertaining to acquisition; contract administration; logistics and materiel readiness; installations and environment; operational energy; chemical, biological, and nuclear weapons; the acquisition workforce; and the defense industrial base. Mr. Cramer performed the duties of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Sustainment (PTDO ASD(S)) from January to August 2021.

Prior to the PTDO ASD(S) role, Mr. Cramer served as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Installations focused on Energy, Installations, and the Environment. In this capacity, he is the principal advisor to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Sustainment on all policies and programs pertaining to installations, environment, installation and operational energy, and infrastructure resilience. His portfolio includes installation management, military construction, and utilities and energy management.

Previously serving as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Housing, and Partnerships, Mr. Cramer was responsible for construction, housing, and Army installations.

Mr. Cramer is a licensed Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Mr. Cramer obtained his Master’s Degree in Engineering Management from the Missouri University of Science and Technology, and his Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from South Dakota State University.

Mr. Cramer was recognized for his achievements with multiple Meritorious Civilian Service Award, Superior Civilian Service Medals and Army Commanders Award for Civilian Service.

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