The United States Navy

01/18/2023 | News release | Distributed by Public on 01/18/2023 15:33

Franklin Parker Sworn in as Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower & Reserve Affairs

Parker has served in a variety of policy and senior leadership positions including Senior Counsel, Intelligence Solutions, for BAE Systems' Intelligence & Security Sector, BAE's Director and Senior Counsel, International Trade and Compliance, for the Platforms & Services Sector, and Chief Counsel for the U.S. Department of Transportation's Maritime Administration. Prior to joining the Department of the Navy, Mr. Parker practiced law for several years at three major national law firms in San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and Washington D.C.

Parker previously held the position of Assistant Secretary of the Navy for M&RA from January 2016 to January 2017.

"I am honored by this opportunity to serve our Department of the Navy Sailors, Marines, and Civilian Personnel," said Parker. "I look forward to getting to work on the issues that matter most to them -- and to supporting both their personal well-being, and their readiness to surmount any challenges our nation may face."

The Assistant Secretary of the Navy for M&RA is responsible for the oversight of manpower and reserve component affairs of the Department of the Navy (DON), including the full spectrum of policy and programs for military (active duty, reserve, retired), their families and the civilian workforce. Additionally, his portfolio includes the DON's Office of Equal Employment Opportunity, Office of Force Resiliency; Naval Education; Manpower, Analytics and Human Resources Systems; Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Board for Correction of Naval Records, Council of Review Boards, Assistant Administration Office, and DON's lifecycle management of senior executives across the department.

Parker holds a Bachelor of Arts from Yale, a Juris Doctor from Stanford University, and Masters of Public Policy from John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

For more information about M&RA please visit https://www.secnav.navy.mil/mra/Pages/default.aspx