Todd L. Schafer, a Tier III member of the Senior Executive Service, serves as the acting assistant secretary of the Navy (Energy, Installations and Environment). He reports directly to the Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) and is the SECNAV’s principal advisor on delivering Fleet readiness and combat lethality through modernized shore infrastructure, as well as test and training ranges. He is also responsible to the ASN (EI&E) for the oversight and policy for Navy and Marine Corps facilities sustainment, restoration and modernization; military construction; acquisition, utilization and disposal of real property and facilities; environmental protection, planning, restoration and natural resources conservation; and safety and occupational health; and recurring, independent, objective, and timely audits of the Department of the Navy’s Public Private Partnerships.
Schafer began his career in 1989 as an Air Force Financial Management (PALACE Acquire) intern. His 30-plus years of experience incorporate policy making, requirements generation, planning, programming, budgeting, cost estimating/analysis, accounting and finance, human resources, manpower, contracting, cybersecurity, communications and computers, full-spectrum military operations, program and risk management, modeling and simulation, and transformation. His civilian leadership service spans the departments of the Air Force, Army and Navy.
Assignments have been at the base, program office, acquisition center, major command, unified combatant command, military department, joint and coalition levels. Schafer successfully defended budgets to Congress and the Office of Management and Budget. He has significant acquisition exposure and training. He is a skilled orator before senior leadership and large audiences and brings a unique joint operational perspective to all his assignments. He has devoted his career to continuous learning, innovation and taking care of people.
Schafer received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management Science from Wright State University in, Dayton, Ohio. He earned a Master of Arts degree in Procurement and Acquisition Management from Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri, as well as a Master of Business Administration degree from Troy State University, Montgomery, Alabama.
Last Updated: 22 January 2021