National Security and Logistics Executive
Manufacturing Division Meeting : Supply Chain & Defense Manufacturing Technology
Alan Estevez, a recognized leader in the defense and aerospace community, joined Deloitte Consulting as a national security strategy and logistics executive in June 2017 after completing a 36 year career with the Department of Defense. He works with a range of clients to help innovate and transform their acquisition, contracting, logistics and supply chain operations.
Mr. Estevez served as the Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology & Logistics) from October 2013, when he was confirmed by the Senate, to January 2017. Mr. Estevez developed, implemented and managed acquisition, contracting and logistics programs and policies that increased combat effectiveness as well as the department’s efficiency and buying power. Mr. Estevez led the USD (AT&L)’s support to operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and supported the Under Secretary of Defense in all matters related to acquisition; logistics and materiel readiness; research and engineering; nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons; operational energy; installations and environment. He also represented the Department of Defense on the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS).
Prior to his last appointment, Mr. Estevez held several key positions within the Office of the Secretary of Defense. From August 2011, when he was confirmed by the Senate, to October 2013, Mr. Estevez served as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Logistics and Materiel Readiness. In this position, he was responsible for providing world class military logistics support to the men and women of the United States Armed Forces and managing a budget of over $170 billion in logistics operations. He was the first career Federal official to hold this position. Mr. Estevez served as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Logistics and Materiel Readiness from November 2006 and performed the duties of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Logistics and Materiel Readiness from April 2009 to August 2011.
From October 2002 to November 2006, Mr. Estevez was the Assistant Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Supply Chain Integration. From 1981 to 2002, Mr. Estevez held positions of increasing responsibility within the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Department of the Army, and the Military Traffic Management Command.
During his career, Estevez has been honored numerous times: three Department of Defense Distinguished Public Service Medals; Distinguished Civilian Service Medal; Presidential Rank Distinguished Executive Award (2011), Presidential Rank Meritorious Executive Award (2006), Service to America Medal (2005), and two Office of the Secretary of Defense Medals for Meritorious Civilian Service. He was a recipient of the 2011 National Defense Transportation Association Distinguished Government Service Award and the 2017 National Defense Industrial Association Logistician Emeritus Award. He was inducted as an Institute for Business and Defense fellow in September 2017.
Estevez holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Rutgers University and a Master of Science in national resource strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces at the National Defense University.