Hon. Robert M. Speer - Former Acting Secretary of the U.S. Army
Mr. Speer served as Acting Secretary of the United States Army in 2017. He was one of only six senior Pentagon officials to be asked to stay through the transition to President Trump's administration. Since 2009, Speer also served as the Assistant Secretary for Financial Management and Comptroller and the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Financial Management and Comptroller.)
Prior to these assignments, Mr. Speer served as a Managing Director for PricewaterhouseCoopers Public Services, where he led their Defense and Army business. He has been significantly involved in Department of Defense financial management solutions and defense related professional organizations throughout his career. He served 28 years in the U. S. Army where he gained in-depth experience and progressive responsibility in command and staff positions in the Army and the Joint Force, to include Battalion Command in the 82d Airborne Division and Brigade Level Command of a Defense Agency operation.
Mr. Robert M. Speer was born in Fort Ord, California to a military family, so he lived and travelled throughout and outside of the United States. Mr. Speer was commissioned through ROTC as a distinguished military graduate where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting, University of Notre Dame; Master of Business Administration, Management of Information Systems, Indiana University; Master of Science, National Resource Strategy, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Washington, DC.
Professional Memberships and Associations include: Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA); American Society of Military Comptrollers (ASMC); Association of Government Accountants (AGA).
He currently resides in Virginia with his wife, the former Margaret O’Connor. They have four adult children and two grandchildren.