Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Environment
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense
Maureen Sullivan is the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Environment, in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Sustainment). She is responsible for DoD’s policies and programs related to compliance with environmental laws, greenhouse gas accounting and climate change adaptation, management of natural and cultural resources, cleanup of contaminated sites including emerging contaminants, and more. Sullivan oversees SERDP/ESTCP, as well as the Armed Forces Pest Management Board and the DoD Explosives Safety Board.
For the past 25 years, Sullivan has served in various leadership positions as a member of the Office of the Secretary of Defense environmental staff, and possesses wide ranging experience in numerous DoD environmental programs to include Pollution Prevention, Environmental Compliance, Historic Preservation, and the Clean Air Act. Her total DoD career spans 35 years. Prior to joining the Office of the Secretary of Defense, she held positions with the Defense Logistics Agency in Virginia, Michigan, Ohio and Germany where she worked in hazardous waste management, international environmental activities and pollution prevention. Sullivan has been a member of the Senior Executive Service since 2008. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resource Economics from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.