Acting Under Secretary of the Army
Mr. Karl F. Schneider was designated as the senior official to perform the duties of the Under Secretary of the United States Army, effective January 20, 2017. The Under Secretary of the Army performs the duties of the Secretary of the Army's senior civilian assistant and principal adviser on matters related to the management and operation of the Army, including development and integration of the Army Program and Budget. He will also advise the Secretary on the effective and efficient organization of the Army's business operations and initiatives for the business transformation of the Army.
He previously was appointed as the Deputy Chief Management Officer (DCMO) on August 7, 2016. In this position, Mr. Schneider serves as the Army's DCMO and Deputy to the Under Secretary of the Army, responsible for execution of Army's business transformation plan and business systems architecture and transition plan. Prior to this position, Mr Schneider served as the Principal Deputy, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Manpower and Reserve Affairs), providing oversight of all planning, analysis and assessment support to the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Manpower & Reserve Affairs), and principal advisor on Total Force manpower and personnel policy. He served as the Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army (Manpower and Reserve Affairs) from September 20, 2013 until April 18, 2014. Prior to this appointment, he served as the Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1 from October 2006, where he assisted the Army G-1 in managing Army officers, soldiers, civilians and personnel plans and programs.
Mr. Schneider’s first position in the Senior Executive Service began in October 1997 when he was appointed as the Deputy Assistant Secretary (Army Review Boards), and Director of the Army Review Boards Agency. He was responsible for the oversight and operations of 10 Army personnel boards, including the Army Board for the Correction of Military Records, the Army Discharge Review Board, and the Army Clemency and Parole Board.