Chief Management Officer of the Department of Defense

Chief Management Officer of the Department of Defense
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Lisa Hershman

since 1 December 2018[1]
U.S. Department of Defense
Office of the Secretary of Defense
AppointerThe President
with the advice and consent of the Senate
Term lengthNo fixed term

The Chief Management Officer (CMO) of the United States Department of Defense (DoD) is the third-in-command of the department after the Secretary of Defense and Deputy Secretary of Defense.[2] The position's purpose is to reduce costs by improving the quality and productivity of DoD's business operations.[2][3]


The CMO's office contains six "reform leaders" in the areas of logistics and supply chains, real property, community services, human resources, and health care, and a Program Executive Officer for IT Business Systems. The office also oversees Washington Headquarters Services and Pentagon Force Protection Agency, and contains an Oversight and Compliance Directorate, and a Headquarters Support Directorate.[4]

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