General and Flag Officer Matters


Mr. William T. Atkinson
Director for Senior Officer
Policy and Special
Assistant for
Senior Officer Matters

Mission 

The General and Flag Officer Matters Office provides advice and support to the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness on all matters relating to the development, promotion, and retention of senior officers in the general and flag ranks. 

Responsibilities 

Development of Department of Defense-wide policies governing the management of general and flag officers.

Drafting, review, and analysis of general and flag officer related legislation.

Processing of all Active, Reserve, and Guard general and flag officer promotions and nominations through the Senate.


The General and Flag Officer Matters Office provides advice and support to the Under Secretary of Defense on all matters relating to the development, promotion, and retention of senior officer in the general and flag ranks. The office is responsible for the processing of  all Active, Reserve, and Guard general and flag officer promotions and nominations through the Senate.