President Obama will nominate David J. Berteau to be Assistant Secretary of Defense for Logistics and Material Readiness (L&MR). Paul D. Peters, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary (L&MR), is currently serving as Acting ASD (L&MR).

As ASD (L&MR) Berteau would manage logistics policy and program oversight within the Department of Defense (DoD). The L&MR organizational structure includes: Maintenance Policy and Programs; Material Readiness; Program Support; Resource Management; Supply Chain Integration; and Transportation Policy.

Berteau is currently the Senior Vice President and Director of the National Security Program on Industry and Resources at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). His portfolio at CSIS consists of the study and analysis of national security plans, programs, and budgets as well as defense management, contracting, acquisition, logistics, and industrial base issues. Berteau also serves as a director of the Procurement Round Table and is a fellow at the National Academy of Public Administration and the Robert S. Strauss Center at the University of Texas.

Prior to joining CSIS in 2008, Berteau was a director at Clark and Weinstock (2003-2008), and directed the National Security Studies Program at Syracuse University (2001-2003). From 1993 to 2001, he served in various senior positions with Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC).

Berteau would bring a wealth of experience in DoD resource management and acquisition policy to the job. Between 1981 and 1993, Berteau held senior staff and management positions at DoD. From 1981 to 1986 he served in numerous staff positions. Berteau was Deputy Assistant Secretary for Resource Management and Support from 1986 to 1989. In 1989 he was Acting Assistant Secretary for Force Management and Personnel and was the Principal Deputy Secretary for Production and Logistics from 1990-1993. He also served as the Chairman of the Defense Conversion Commission from 1992-1993.