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The Assistant Secretary of the Navy (AIR) was a civilian office of the United States Department of the Navy. The Assistant Secretary of the Navy (AIR) initially reported to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy and later to the Under Secretary of the Navy.

With the emergence of naval aviation as a major new military technique, in 1926, Congress created the position of Assistant Secretary of the Navy (AIR) to oversee the Unites States' naval aviation forces.

The office changed its name several times. On February 6, 1959, the office was redesignated Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research and Development).[1] In April 1977, the name was changed to Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Engineering and Systems).[2]

The office was disestablished in 1990, when the office was merged with the office of Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Shipbuilding and Logistics) to create the new office of Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development and Acquisitions).[3]

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Assistant Secretaries of the Navy (AIR), 1926—1959

Name Assumed Office Left Office President Appointed By
Edward Pearson Warner July 7, 1926 March 15, 1929 Calvin Coolidge
David Sinton Ingalls March 16, 1929 June 1, 1932 Herbert Hoover
Artemus Gates September 5, 1941 June 30, 1945 Franklin D. Roosevelt
John L. Sullivan July 5, 1945 June 17, 1946 Harry S. Truman
John N. Brown January 12, 1946 March 8,1949 Harry S. Truman
Dan A. Kimball March 9, 1949 May 24,1949 Harry S. Truman
John F. Floberg December 5, 1949 July 23, 1953 Harry S. Truman
James H. Smith, Jr. July 23, 1953 June 20, 1956 Dwight D. Eisenhower
Garrison Norton July 7, 1956 February 5, 1929 Dwight D. Eisenhower

Assistant Secretaries of the Navy (Research and Development), 1959—1977

Name Assumed Office Left Office President Appointed By
James H. Wakelin, Jr. June 5, 1959 June 30, 1964 Dwight D. Eisenhower
Robert W. Morse July 1, 1964 June 30, 1966 Lyndon B. Johnson
David S. Potter September 14, 1973 August 16, 1974 Richard Nixon
H. Tyler Marcy October 15, 1974 April 4, 1977 Gerald Ford

Assistant Secretaries of the Navy (Research, Engineering and Systems), 1977—1990

Name Assumed Office Left Office President Appointed By
David E. Mann April 1977 January 1981 Jimmy Carter
Gerald A. Cann January 1981 December 1981 Ronald Reagan
Melvyn R. Paisley December 1981 March 1987 Ronald Reagan

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