J. E. Surash
J. E. Surash
Mr. Jack Surash was selected to the Senior Executive Service in September 2005. Since January 20, 2021, he is serving as the Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Installations, Energy and Environment). In this role he serves as the primary advisor to the Secretary of the Army and the Chief of Staff of the Army on all matters related to Army installation policy and oversight, and coordination of energy security and management. In addition, he is responsible for policy and oversight of sustainability and environmental initiatives; resource management, including design, military construction, operations and maintenance; Base Realignment and Closure; privatization of Army real estate portfolio and installations’ Safety and Occupational Health programs.
Mr. Surash was appointed as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Energy and Sustainability in February 2021. He previously served as the Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Energy and Sustainability since September 2016. In this position he is responsible for overall program direction, establishment of policies, development and refinement of strategies, and oversight for implementation of all programs and initiatives related to energy security and sustainability within the Army. As the Army's Senior Energy Executive, Mr. Surash coordinates and integrates installation (traditional as well as expeditionary) and operational energy programs and strategies.
Mr. Surash came to the Pentagon from the Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management (EM), where he served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Project Management. In that position, he led efforts for EM’s annual $6 billion portfolio, served as EM’s Head of Contracting Activity, oversaw procurement planning, contract management, and provided project management support. Prior to that role, he was Director of the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Office of Infrastructure and Facilities Management.