Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro has named Meredith Berger, the current assistant secretary for energy, installations and environment, as the acting under secretary of the Navy effective Wednesday.
Berger is succeeding acting under secretary Hondo Geurts, who assumed the position in February after serving as the Navy’s acquisition executive from December 2017 to January 2021. Geurts is retiring after 34 years of government service.
Berger previously served as the deputy chief of staff to the Navy secretary from 2014 to 2017, and has also held other positions at the Defense Department, Environmental Protection Agency and Florida Department of Financial Services.
The Senate confirmed Del Toro as Navy secretary earlier this month.