Department of Defense Policy
Defense Directive 5124.02 , “Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness
(USD(P&R)),” June 23, 2008 – This directive updates the responsibilities, functions, relationships
and authorities of the under secretary of defense for personnel and readiness.
U.S. Government Legislation
Public Law 113-291, “Carl Levin and
Howard P. ‘Buck’ McKeon National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015,” Dec. 19, 2014
– This act addresses authorizations for the national defense for fiscal year 2015 and includes,
under the reorganization of the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the redesignation of the
position of the assistant secretary of defense for reserve affairs to the assistant secretary of
defense for manpower and reserve affairs, addressed in Section 902.
Title 10, U.S. Code, Part 1, “Organization and General Military Powers” –
This legislation includes Sections 111 to 498 of Title 10 and addresses organization and general
military powers, including the assistant secretaries of defense within the Office of the Secretary