Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness
Mr. Gilbert Cisneros was sworn in as the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness on August 24, 2021. As the Under Secretary, Mr. Cisneros serves as the principal staff assistant and advisor to the Secretary of Defense for force readiness; force management; health affairs; National Guard and Reserve component affairs; education and training; and military and civilian personnel requirements and management, including equal opportunity, morale, welfare, recreation, and quality of life matters. Gilbert is a former military officer, philanthropist, veterans advocate, and Member of Congress with national security experience. He was born and raised, in Southern California.