Richard Kidd

Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Energy & Environment Resilience

Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Energy, Installations, and Environment


Richard Kidd serves as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Environment and Energy Resilience. In this role he provides policy direction and program oversight for the Department’s environmental restoration, compliance, and clean-up activities as well as policy direction to operational energy and installation energy resilience. This portfolio also includes providing strategic direction to the Department’s climate change adaptation and organizational sustainability initiatives. Additionally, he oversees more than $250M in research funds aimed at advancing energy and environmental technologies.

This is Mr. Kidd’s sixth assignment in the Senior Executive Service; he has served in SES positions across four Federal agencies and the White House. Prior to joining the Federal Government, he served as an emergency relief worker with the United Nations and has international travel and work experience in over 70 countries. He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and has a master’s degree in public policy and business administration from the Yale School of Management.

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