Navy Undersecretary Robert Work told a Surface Navy Association symposium audience Thursday it would be the last time he addresses them as undersecretary, Federal News Radio reports.
Jared Serbu writes Work announced his plans to leave his position in response to an audience question at the Arlington, Va. forum but did not give a date for his departure.
Work is responsible for day-to-day operations of the Department of the Navy and acts as the secretary’s principal assistant.
The retired Marine Corps officer assumed his current post in May 2009 and also served on President Barack Obama’s Defense Department transition team.
While on the transition team, he led the Department of the Navy issue team and also served on the defense policy, acquisition and budget teams.