Subcommittees

 
 

Subcommittee on Airland

  • Responsibilities: Army programs (less special operations forces); Air Force programs (less strategic forces, strategic airlift, and special operations programs); and Navy and Marine Corps tactical aviation programs.
  • Special additional area: National Guard and Reserve equipment.
  • Oversight of budget accounts: Army and Air Force research and development (RDT&E) and procurement (less technology base, strategic forces, special operations, strategic airlift, and ammunition); and Navy and Marine Corps RDT&E and procurement related to tactical aviation.
Senator Cotton, Chairman Senator Manchin, Ranking Member
Senator Inhofe Senator McCaskill
Senator Sessions Senator Gillibrand
Senator Wicker Senator Blumenthal
Senator Rounds Senator Donnelly
Senator Ernst Senator Hirono
Senator Sullivan Senator Heinrich
Senator Lee  

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Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities

  • Responsibilities: Policies and programs to counter emerging threats including the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, terrorism, and illegal drugs; homeland defense; technology base programs; special operations programs; and emerging operational concepts.
  • Special additional areas: Foreign Military Sales; technology export policies; Department of Defense (DOD) and Department of Energy (DOE) nonproliferation programs, including the Nunn-Lugar program; and nontraditional military operations, including peacekeeping and peace enforcement, low-intensity conflict, strategic communications and information operations, and building partner capacity.
  • Oversight of budget accounts: Technology base RDT&E; operational test and evaluation; RDT&E and procurement supporting special operations; counterdrug programs; RDT&E supporting low-intensity conflict, peacekeeping operations, and information warfare; combating terrorism; chemical and biological warfare defense; chemical demilitarization; train and equip programs; and DOD and DOE nonproliferation programs.
  • Oversight of DOD offices: Assistant Secretary of Defense (Homeland Defense); Assistant Secretary of Defense (Special Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict); and Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering.
  • Oversight of DOD commands and agencies: Special Operations Command; Northern Command; Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency; Defense Threat Reduction Agency; and Defense Security Cooperation Agency.
Senator Fischer, Chairman Senator Nelson, Ranking Member
Senator Ayotte Senator Manchin
Senator Cotton Senator Shaheen
Senator Ernst Senator Gillibrand
Senator Tillis Senator Donnelly
Senator Graham Senator Kaine
Senator Cruz  

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Subcommittee on Personnel

  • Responsibilities: Military and DOD civilian personnel policies; end strengths for military personnel; military personnel compensation and benefits; military health care; and military nominations.
  • Special additional areas: Professional Military Education; DOD schools; DOD child care and family assistance; Civil-military programs; POW/MIA issues; Armed Forces Retirement Home; Morale, Welfare and Recreation; and military commissaries and exchanges.
  • Oversight of budget accounts: Military personnel; military retirement; Defense Health Program; DOD Medicare-Eligible Retiree Health Care Fund; and operation and maintenance for certain education and civil-military programs.
  • Oversight of DOD offices: Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel & Readiness); Assistant Secretary of Defense (Reserve Affairs); Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs); and Defense Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Office.
  • Oversight of DOD agencies: TRICARE Management Activity; Defense Commissary Agency; and Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Subcommittee on Readiness and 
Senator Graham, Chairman Senator Gillibrand, Ranking Member
Senator Wicker Senator McCaskill
Senator Cotton Senator Blumenthal
Senator Tillis Senator King
Senator Sullivan  
   

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Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support

  • Responsibilities: Military readiness including training, logistics, and maintenance; military construction; housing construction and privatization; contracting and acquisition policy; business and financial management; base realignment and closure; and defense environmental programs.
  • Special additional areas: Conventional ammunition procurement; RDT&E infrastructure policies and programs; National Defense Stockpile; defense industrial and technology base policies; facility and housing maintenance and repair; land and property management; information technology management policy; and industrial operations, including depots, shipyards, arsenals, and ammunition plants.
  • Oversight of budget accounts: Operations and maintenance; conventional ammunition procurement; military construction and family housing; base realignment and closure; working capital funds; the National Defense Stockpile Transaction Fund; and RDT&E support programs.
  • Oversight of DoD offices: Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics); Department of Defense Deputy Chief Management Officer; and the Chief Management Officers of the military departments.
  • Oversight of DOD agencies and commands: Defense Logistics Agency; Defense Finance and Accounting Service; Defense Investigative Service; Defense Contract Audit Agency; DOD Inspector General; and Joint Forces Command joint training and doctrine activities. 
Senator Ayotte, Chairman Senator Kaine, Ranking Member
Senator Inhofe Senator McCaskill
Senator Fischer Senator Shaheen
Senator Rounds Senator Hirono
Senator Ernst Senator Heinrich
Senator Lee  

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Subcommittee on Seapower 

  • Responsibilities: Navy and Marine Corps programs (less tactical aviation); and strategic lift programs.
  • Special additional areas: Maritime issues.
  • Oversight of command: Transportation Command
  • Oversight of budget accounts: Navy and Marine Corps procurement and RDT&E (less tactical aviation); Army and Air Force strategic lift programs; and National Defense Sealift Fund.
Senator Wicker, Chairman Senator Hirono, Ranking Member
Senator Sessions Senator Nelson
Senator Ayotte Senator Shaheen
Senator Rounds Senator Blumenthal
Senator Tillis Senator Kaine
Senator Sullivan Senator King
Senator Cruz  

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Subcommittee on Strategic Forces

  • Responsibilities: Nuclear and strategic forces; intelligence programs; space programs; cyber space programs; Department of Energy defense nuclear and environmental programs; and ballistic missile defense.
  • Oversight of budget accounts: Procurement and RDT&E for DOD nuclear and strategic forces, missile defense, space systems, and cyberspace systems; Department of Energy defense-funded programs; intelligence activities, including the National Intelligence Program and the Military Intelligence Program.
  • Oversight of DOD and DOE officials: Under Secretary of Defense (Intelligence); Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear and Chemical and Biological Defense Programs; National Nuclear Security Administration; and Assistant Secretary of Energy (Environmental Management).
  • Oversight of agencies, commands, and activities: Strategic Command; space commands of the military departments; Missile Defense Agency; National Security Agency; Defense Intelligence Agency; National Reconnaissance Office; National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency; and Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board.
Senator Sessions, Chairman Senator Donnelly, Ranking Member
Senator Inhofe Senator Nelson
Senator Fischer Senator Manchin
Senator Lee Senator King
Senator Graham Senator Heinrich
Senator Cruz  

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Note: Senator McCain and Senator Reed, as Chairman and Ranking member of the Armed Services Committee, serve as ex-officio (non-voting) members of all Subcommittees.