Under Secretary of the Navy

8/10/2004 - Present

The Honorable Dionel M. Aviles

The Honorable Dionel M. Aviles

Dionel M. Aviles was nominated on February 6, 2004, by President George W. Bush to serve as the Under Secretary of the Navy and was sworn in on October 8, 2004. Mr. Aviles previously served as Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Financial Management and Comptroller) from July 2001 until October 2004. As Assistant Secretary, Mr. Aviles developed financial management policy and directed the financial operations of the Department of the Navy. From 1995 to 2001, Mr. Aviles served as a professional staff member on the staff of the House Armed Services Committee and was responsible for defense budgeting and finance issues, as well as Navy shipbuilding and other procurement issues. Prior to working at the House Armed Services Committee, Mr. Aviles served for four years in the National Security Division of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in the Executive Office of the President. He began his service at OMB as the budget examiner for Navy procurement and research and development programs and ended as the assistant to the division director responsible for the development of the defense accounts for the President's Budget. Before joining OMB, Mr. Aviles served as a program engineer at the Naval Air Systems Command. He worked on various Tomahawk missile projects in the Cruise Missile Project. Prior to his government service at the Naval Air Systems Command, he worked as a production support engineer for the Standard Missile and Phalanx Gun programs. A native of Bryan, Texas, he graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1983 with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering. In 1993 he earned a master's degree in business administration from the School of Business and Public Management at George Washington University. Mr. Aviles served on active duty in the United States Navy from 1983 to 1988 as a surface warfare officer and is an officer in the Naval Reserve.

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