Jackalyne Pfannenstiel, the Navy’s assistant secretary for energy, installations and environment, is resigning from her post because of health reasons, Marine Corps Times reported.
Roger Natsuhara, Navy principal deputy, will take over the post on an active basis until her replacement is named, which and until her replacement is named, according to Christopher Cavas’ story.
Pfannenstiel’s departure is effective on July, Cavas reported.
Since her appointment on March 2010, Pfannenstiel helped the Navy and the Marine Corps pursue projects regarding renewable energy in military readiness.
Pfannenstiel worked to implement an initiative aimed at letting the Navy source one gigawatt of their energy needs from renewable sources, and supported Navy Secretary Ray Mabus’ campaign to use biofuels on aircraft, ships and vehicles.