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The Honorable Meredith Berger

Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations and Environment

After growing up in South Florida, Meredith is proud to be the sponsor of the future USS Fort Lauderdale (LPD 28).

Meredith is the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations, and Environment. She also served as the Deputy Chief of Staff for the Department of the Navy during the Obama-Biden Administration, where she advised the Secretary of the Navy on the formulation, prioritization, and execution of Department-wide strategy, policies, plans, and standards. Prior to assuming the role of Deputy Chief of Staff, she served for two years at the Pentagon as a Defense Fellow, providing support to key offices in the Department of Defense. She joined the Obama-Biden Administration in 2011 as Policy Advisor at the Environmental Protection Agency where she worked on the Presidential Task Force focused on the long-term recovery of the Gulf of Mexico and surrounding areas following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. She began her career in public service at the state of Florida Chief Financial Officer’s office where she developed and executed state policies on climate, insurance, risk, energy, public finance, and housing.

Until recently, Meredith was with the Defending Democracy Program where she worked to protect democratic processes, people, and institutions from cyber-enabled interference while advancing norms of responsible behavior in cyberspace. Meredith has been a non-resident Fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School. She is the recipient of the Secretary of the Navy Distinguished Civilian Service Medal, the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Public Service, and the Environmental Protection Agency Gold Medal for Exceptional Service. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in American Studies and Spanish from Vanderbilt University, a Juris Doctor from Nova Southeastern University, and a Master in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School.