Matt Donovan

Under Secretary of the Air Force at U.S. Department of Defense

Matt Donovan

Matt Donovan

Under Secretary of the Air Force at U.S. Department of Defense

Biography

Mr. Donovan most recently served as majority policy director for the U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services, where his responsibilities included advising the chairman of the Committee on broad policy matters related to national security, defense strategy and policy, organization, force structure, modernization, readiness, and regional issues. Mr. Donovan was previously a professional staff member for the committee, where he advised the chairs of the AirLand and Seapower subcommittees on policy and oversight relating to Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps. He served 31 years in the Air Force, retiring as a colonel, including tours as commander of the U.S. Air Force Officer Training School and an F-15C fighter squadron. Mr. Donovan is a recipient of the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, and the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, among other military awards and decorations. He is also a Distinguished Graduate of the U.S. Air Force Air Command and Staff College and U.S. Air Force Undergraduate Pilot Training. Mr. Donovan is a graduate of Regis University, Webster University, the U.S. Air Force School of Advanced Airpower Studies, and the U.S. Army School of Advanced Military Studies.

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U.S. Department of Defense

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Under Secretary at United States Air Force

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Assistant Secretary, Air Force for Acquisition, Technology & Logistics at United States Air Force

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Performing the Duties of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Energy, Installations & Environment) at U.S. Department of Defense

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Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) at U.S. Department of Defense

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Acting Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel & Readiness at U.S. Department of Defense

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Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense, Operational Energy Plans & Programs at U.S. Department of Defense

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Under Secretary at United States Army

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Acting Deputy Secretary of Defense at U.S. Department of Defense

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Deputy Secretary of Defense at U.S. Department of Defense

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Assistant Secretary-Defense, Logistics & Materiel Readiness at U.S. Department of Defense

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Education
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Regis University, formerly known as Regis College, is a private, co-educational Roman Catholic, Jesuit university in the United States. Founded by the Society of Jesus in 1877, it is one of 28 member institutions of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities.Based in Denver, Colorado, Regis University is divided into three colleges: Regis College, The Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions, and the College for Professional Studies.The university is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.

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Webster University, a worldwide institution, ensures high-quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence.

Career History
Secretary
Current

The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win … in air, space and cyberspace. To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power. That vision orbits around three core competencies: developing Airmen, technology to war fighting and integrating operations. These core competencies make our six distinctive capabilities possible. Air and Space Superiority With it, joint forces can dominate enemy operations in all dimensions: land, sea, air and space. Global Attack Because of technological advances, the Air Force can attack anywhere, anytime and do so quickly and with greater precision than ever before. Rapid Global Mobility Being able to respond quickly and decisively anywhere we're needed is key to maintaining rapid global mobility. Precision Engagement The essence lies in the ability to apply selective force against specific targets because the nature and variety of future contingencies demand both precise and reliable use of military power with minimal risk and collateral damage. Information Superiority The ability of joint force commanders to keep pace with information and incorporate it into a campaign plan is crucial. Agile Combat Support Deployment and sustainment are keys to successful operations and cannot be separated. Agile combat support applies to all forces, from those permanently based to contingency buildups to expeditionary forces. Core Values The Air Force bases these core competencies and distinctive capabilities on a shared commitment to three values: Integrity first, Service before self, and Excellence in all we do.

Under Secretary of the Air Force
2017 - Current

The Department of Defense is America's oldest and largest government agency. With our military tracing its roots back to pre-Revolutionary times, the Department of Defense has grown and evolved with our nation. The Defense Department manages an inventory of installations and facilities to keep Americans safe. The Department’s physical plant is huge by any standard, consisting of more than several hundred thousand individual buildings and structures located at more than 5,000 different locations or sites. When all sites are added together, the Department of Defense utilizes over 30 million acres of land.

Policy Director
Prior

The Committee on Armed Services is a committee of the United States Senate empowered with legislative oversight of the nation's military, including the Department of Defense, military research and development, nuclear energy (as pertaining to national security), benefits for members of the military, the Selective Service System and other matters related to defense policy. The Armed Services Committee was created as a result of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946 following U.S. victory in the Second World War. It merged the responsibilities of the Committee on Naval Affairs (established in 1816) and the Committee on Military Affairs (also established in 1816). Considered one of the most powerful Senate committees, its broad mandate allowed it to report some of the most extensive and revolutionary legislation during the Cold War years, including the National Security Act of 1947.

Awards & Honors
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
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