The Honorable Robert D. Hogue serves as Acting Assistant Secretary (Manpower & Reserve Affairs) (M&RA) for the Department of the Navy (DON) as well as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary (Manpower & Reserve Affairs). In this role, he is responsible for the overall supervision and oversight of manpower and reserve component affairs of the Department of the Navy, including the development of programs and policy related to military personnel (active, reserve, retired), their family members and the civilian workforce; and the oversight of the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity, Sexual Assault Prevention Program Office, Naval Education, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Manpower, Analytics and Human Resources systems within the Department. In addition to his appointment as the Acting Assistant Secretary, he serves as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, advising the Assistant Secretary in exercising the entire portfolio responsible for Manpower and Reserve Affairs.
Previously Hogue served as Counsel for the Commandant, United States Marine Corps, a position he held since 2004. In that position, he served as the senior legal advisor to the Commandant, Assistant Commandant, Deputy Commandants and other senior leaders within the Marine Corps, leading 120 legal professionals located across the globe. He was appointed to the senior executive service in 2000 and served as the Deputy Counsel for the Commandant. He later was appointed Assistant General Counsel (Financial Management and Comptroller of the Navy), the chief financial management attorney for the DON, until his appointment as Counsel in 2004. When he first joined the DON, he served as principal legal advisor in the areas of satellite systems, and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; later he served as Associate Counsel for Combat Weapons Systems at the Naval Sea Systems Command.
Hogue has practiced law in both public and private sectors. He received his Juris Doctor degree from George Mason University School of Law, where also served as associate editor of the Law Review, and his bachelor’s degree from The George Washington University. He has received numerous awards to include Presidential Rank Awards (Distinguished and Meritorious), the Defense of Freedom Medal, and Distinguished Civilian Service Medal.
Last Updated: 22 September 2021