John J. Hamre, currently DoD comptroller, was nominated Friday by the president to be the deputy secretary of defense.
Hamre, of Clark, S.D., has been comptroller since Oct. 26, 1993. Before that, he was a Senate Armed Services Committee staff member for 10 years and specialized in oversight and evaluation of procurement and research and development programs. From 1978 to 1984, he served in the Congressional Budget Office, rising to the position of deputy assistant director for national security and international affairs.
Hamre received his doctorate from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. He received his bachelor's degree from Augustana College, Sioux Falls, S.D., and studied for a year as a Rockefeller Fellow at the Harvard Divinity School.