On Feb. 20, 2018, Mrs. Phyllis L. Bayer was appointed Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Energy, Installations and Environment) (ASN (EI&E), following her confirmation by the Senate. Her responsibilities include oversight and policy for Navy and Marine Corps facilities sustainment and restoration and modernization; military construction; utilization and disposal of real property; environmental protection, planning and restoration ashore and afloat; conservation of natural resources; the timely completion of base realignment and closures; and safety and occupational health.
Mrs. Bayer most recently served in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness as Chief of Staff. As Chief of Staff, she managed policy development that shaped and affected the readiness of over 2.4 million members of the U.S. Armed Forces. Mrs. Bayer previously served as Program Manager in the Office of the Deputy Chief Management Officer, Executive Director of the Defense Business Board and Senior Policy Analyst for OSD Test and Evaluation. Mrs. Bayer is a recipient of the OSD Meritorious Civilian Service Medal, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Recognition Medallion, OSD Exceptional Civilian Service Award, OSD Award for Excellence, Department of the Army Superior Civilian Service Award and the Army Achievement Medal.
Mrs. Bayer is a 1986 graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi where she received a Bachelor of Science in Geology. She holds a Master of Science in Geology from the University of Southern Mississippi, a Master of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University and a Master in Science in National Security Strategy from the National War College, Fort Leslie J. McNair, Washington, D.C.