Subcommittees

 
 

Subcommittee on Airland

  • Responsibilities: Army programs (less special operations forces); Air Force programs (less strategic forces, space, and special operations 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, and ammunition).
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 related to cyber security, intelligence, counter-terrorism, and homeland security.
  • Special additional areas: counter-narcotics, technology base and special operations.
  • 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.
  • Oversight of DOD offices: Under Secretary of Defense (Intelligence); 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: Cyber Command; Special Operations Command; Northern Command; Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency; National Security Agency; Defense Intelligence Agency; National Reconnaissance Office; National Geospatial-Intelligence 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).
  • Oversight of DOD agencies: Defense Health Agency; Defense Commissary Agency; and Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences; Defense Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Accounting Agency.
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; National Defense Stockpile; defense industrial and technology base policies; facility and housing maintenance and repair; land and property management; information technology management policy (excluding cyber); 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.
  • 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.
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.
  • Special additional areas: Maritime issues.
  • Oversight of budget accounts: Navy and Marine Corps procurement and RDT&; 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; non-proliferation programs; space programs; Department of Energy defense nuclear, and defense environmental management programs; and ballistic missile defense.
  • Oversight of budget accounts: Procurement and RDT&E for DOD nuclear and strategic forces, missile defense, space systems, Department of Energy defense and non-proliferation programs.
  • Oversight of DOD and DOE officials 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 Nuclear Security Administration; and Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board; Defense Threat Reduction Agency.
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.