The top Navy official overseeing installations has resigned, the Navy announced Friday in a brief statement. It said Phyllis Bayer, assistant secretary for energy, installations and environment, plans to “retire from government and pursue other opportunities.”
The service said it has already begun searching for her successor, stating again that it will not eliminate the position, which has been discussed as a way to elevate the Navy’s IT chief, as On Base reported.
“While Navy leadership has been recently evaluating options with this portfolio due to competing priorities, the Secretary of the Navy remains fully committed to the role and responsibilities,” the statement said.
Navy Secretary Richard Spencer promised lawmakers Thursday that he plans to “keep everything in place as it is.”
U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Colton Brownlee