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Director for Organizational and Management Policy - Jeffrey W. Eanes


Mr. Jeff Eanes is the Director for Organizational and Management Policy within the Office of the Director of Administration and Management. Mr. Eanes manages and oversees five divisions: supporting the development of Department of Defense (DoD) policy on organizations, authorities, responsibilities, and management arrangements; providing support to the Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Defense senior governance fora and ensuring governance integration; managing and overseeing the assignment of statutory responsibilities and organizational matters coming from the National Defense Authorization Acts and related provisions of law; implementing the DoD Federal Advisory Committee Act program; and managing the manpower for the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) and development of manpower policies for the Defense Agencies and DoD Field Activities.

Mr. Eanes has served in the OSD since 2007 and has twice been awarded the OSD Medal for Exceptional Civilian Service. He is the subject matter expert on the OSD and DoD organizational and statutory framework and has drafted several changes to OSD that have been codified into U.S. Code. He led the rebaselining of Major DoD Headquarters Activities (which involved approximately 58,000 military and civilian and over $10 billion/year) and served as the Studies lead on the Reports, Studies, Boards and Commissions Study Group which resulted in a $1.6 billion cut to studies funding for the Secretary Gates Efficiency Initiatives. He was detailed to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)’s Legislative Reference Division where he managed the review of Defense testimony, bills, and statements and served as the liaison to OMB’s National Security Division. While assigned as a Program Analyst in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel & Readiness (USD(P&R)), he conducted data analysis and policy formulation on the program, budget, and management of personnel programs and systems. He prepared the Defense Manpower Requirements Report and co-chaired the Manpower Issue Team during the Program and Budget Review. He co-authored, with the USD(P&R), a paper on trends in DoD manpower costs presented at the Western Economic Association annual conference.

Prior to coming to OSD, Mr. Eanes was assigned as an Operations Research Analyst in the Air Staff’s Directorate for Force Management Policy (HAF/A1P) where he was responsible for specific and general personnel and manpower analyses, managed a research budget of approximately $2-4 million/year, and oversaw the Air Force Bonus Review Board (approximately $850 million/year).

Mr. Eanes served in the U.S. Army as an active duty medic assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division, 1st Infantry Division (while stationed in Germany), and 75th Field Artillery Brigade. He completed the Airborne, Air Assault, Jumpmaster, and Flight Medic Aidman courses and was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal, Expert Field Medics Badge, Kosovo Campaign Medal, and British Airborne Wings.

Mr. Eanes’ non-Federal experience includes working for NABISCO (creating a technical library for their Richmond bakery) and for Voices for Virginia’s Children (a state child advocacy lobby).

Mr. Eanes received his Bachelors of Science in Mathematics and Masters of Public Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University. He was a Harvard Kennedy School Senior Executive Fellow, graduate of the Federal Executive Institute’s Leadership for a Democratic Society course, and a Presidential Management Fellow.