Roger M. Natsuhara assumed the role of Acting Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Energy, Installations & Environment) (ASN[EI&E]) in July 2012. In this position, Mr. Natsuhara develops Department-wide policies, procedures, advocacy and strategic plans. He also oversees all Department of Navy functions and programs related to installations, safety, energy, and environment.
Previously, since August 2009 Mr. Natsuhara had been the appointed Principal Deputy ASN(EI&E). He also served as the senior installations and facilities program expert, forming and managing installation and environmental policies related to construction management; sustainment, restoration, and modernization of facilities; and acquisition, utilization and disposal of real property and facilities.
Before serving with the Department of the Navy, Mr. Natsuhara was the Director of the Real Property, Facilities, and Logistics Office for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). He was responsible for the management and policies of all real property, facilities, and logistics programs. Prior to that, Mr. Natsuhara was a senior Navy Market Manager at Battelle Memorial Institute.
Mr. Natsuhara retired from the U.S. Navy in 2008, after having served 25 years. He had served first as a Surface Warfare Officer (Gunnery and Missile Officer and Anti-Submarine Warfare Officer) aboard USS HAROLD E. HOLT (FF1074). During that assignment, Mr. Natsuhara was selected to the U.S. Navy Civil Engineer Corps.
Prior to serving in the U.S. Navy, Mr. Natsuhara was a senior engineer in the 757 Flight Test Integration Group for the Boeing Commercial Airplane Company in Renton, Washington.
Mr. Natsuhara was born and raised in Stockton, California. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley and a Master of Science in Financial Management from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. He is a registered professional engineer and has completed the University of Michigan Executive Program.