Meredith Berger Sworn in as Assistant Secretary of Navy for Energy, Installations & Environment

US Navy
WASHINGTON – Meredith Berger was sworn in as the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations & Environment (EI&E) by Deputy Secretary of Defense, Kathleen Hicks, during a ceremony at the Pentagon Aug. 5.
hip's Sponsor Meredith Berger traces her initials onto a steel plate that would later be welded inside the amphibious transport dock ship Fort Lauderdale (LPD 28).
Fort Lauderdale (LPD 28) Keel Authentication

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (Oct. 13, 2017) – Ship’s Sponsor Meredith Berger traces her initials onto a steel plate that would later be welded inside the amphibious transport dock ship Fort Lauderdale (LPD 28). (U.S. Navy photo by Lance Davis courtesy of Huntington Ingalls Industries/Released)

Berger holds a Bachelor of Arts in American Studies and Spanish from Vanderbilt University, a Juris Doctor from Nova Southeastern University, and a Master in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School. She has served in various positions in state and federal government to include the Florida Department of Financial Services, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Department of Defense. Berger served as the Deputy Chief of Staff to the Secretary of the Navy from 2014 to 2017. Most recently, she was a senior manager for Microsoft’s Defending Democracy Program. After growing up in Florida, Berger is proud to be the sponsor of the USS Fort Lauderdale (LPD-28).

The Assistant Secretary of the Navy for EI&E serves the Department of the Navy and the nation by enhancing combat capabilities for the warfighter and greater energy security; enhancing climate change resiliency; the acquisition and disposal of real property; construction and maintenance of installations; protecting the safety and occupational health of the military and civilian personnel; environmental protection, planning and restoration ashore and afloat; and conservation of natural and cultural resources.

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