Mrs. Jeri Busch, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Director for Military Compensation in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness where she is responsible for formulating, implementing, and administering Department of Defense (DoD) policies on Military Personnel Compensation for the total force. The military compensation directorate also chairs the DoD Armed Forces Tax Council; and initiates tax related legislation, litigation and administration actions. Her directorate is aligned under the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Military Personnel Policy.
Mrs. Busch holds a Master of Science degree in administration (with a concentration in management of information systems) from George Washington University and is a graduate of the State University of New York (SUNY) College at Old Westbury with a Bachelor of Arts degree in American Studies.
A Long Island native, Mrs. Busch was commissioned as an ensign through the Navy’s Officer Candidate School (OCS) in Newport, RI in 1982. Over the course of her 22-year Navy career, her assignments included tours of duty at Naval Air Station Atlanta, GA; on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations in the Pentagon; as an Officer in Charge of three Personnel Support Detachments (China Lake, CA; Treasure Island, San Francisco, CA; and Oakland, CA); and on the staff of the Chief of Naval Personnel at the Navy Annex in Arlington, VA.
Following her retirement from the Navy in 2003, she continued to serve on the staff of the Chief of Naval Personnel, but as a federal civilian employee. She became the head of the Navy’s military compensation policy branch in June of 2005 and continued in that position until she joined the Senior Executive Service in February of 2010. Mrs. Busch has spent the vast majority of her Navy and federal civilian career working in the field of military manpower and personnel.
Mrs. Busch’s awards include the Department of the Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award, the Legion of Merit, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medial (three awards) and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards).