Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Expeditionary Programs and Logistics Management)
Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development & Acquisition)
Mr. Tom Dee assumed responsibilities as DASN (E&LM) on 29 Dec 2012. He serves as principal advisor to ASN (RD&A) on matters relating to expeditionary capabilities, urgent needs processes and acquisition logistics. His portfolio includes U.S. Marine Corps ground programs and Navy expeditionary programs to include combat vehicles, explosive ordnance disposal, counter-IED, and multiple other programs that support our Naval expeditionary forces.
Mr. Dee joined the civil service in 2007 following a 26 year career as a Naval officer. Upon his retirement from the Navy he assumed duties as the first Director of Defense Biometrics within
the Office of the Secretary of Defense. On behalf of the Assistant Secretary of Defense, Research and Engineering, he executed Secretary of Defense Principal Staff Assistant responsibilities for oversight of all aspects of the DOD biometrics enterprise. In March 2009, Mr. Dee was appointed to the Senior Executive Service and served as the Director, Joint Rapid Acquisition Cell in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense Acquisition, Technology and Logistics. While there he oversaw the resolution of immediate warfighting needs as identified by the Defense Department’s Combatant Commanders. He concurrently served as the Executive Secretary to the Deputy Secretary of Defense, Deputy’s Management Action Group (DMAG) where he coordinated the preparation of strategic issues for executive decision.
While on active duty from March 1980 until his retirement in Jan 2007, he held a variety of worldwide leadership positions spanning operations Desert Storm, SFOR and KFOR in the Balkans, and operations Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn, and Operation Enduring Freedom. In Washington, he served on the SECNAV’s USS Cole Task Force, the Joint IED Defeat Task Force / Organization, and as the CNO’s Requirements and Resource Sponsor for Expeditionary Force Protection capabilities including EOD, Naval Coastal Warfare, and Navy non-lethal weapons. He culminated his Naval career as Commanding Officer, Naval EOD Technology Division in Indian Head, Maryland where he was responsible for executing science and technology, acquisition, and information programs for the joint service EOD community and providing material and information support to operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Mr. Dee holds a master’s of sciences degree (national resource strategy) from the Industrial
College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University; a master’s of arts degree
(international relations) from University of Southern California; and a bachelor’s of arts degree (history) from New York University. In 2011 he was awarded the Department