Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for
Personnel & Readiness



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Assistant Secretary of Defense

The Assistant Secretary of Defense for Readiness is responsible for advising the Secretary of Defense, Deputy Secretary of Defense, and Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness) on key military readiness, training, education, safety, and occupational health issues.
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Force Readiness

Force Readiness oversees the preparedness of the Joint Force to meet mission requirements in line with national strategy.

Force Education and Training

Force Education and Training oversees the development of policies and plans for military training and education.

Force Safety and Occupational Health

Force Safety and Occupational Health (FSOH) oversees the Department’s strategic direction for force safety and occupational health risk mitigation, including program oversight, policy development, and trend analysis.


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