Roger M. Natsuhara was appointed Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Installations and Environment) in August 2009 and reports as the principal advisor to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Installations and Environment), ASN (I&E). Mr. Natsuhara participates in the formation and management of Navy and Marine Corps installation an environment policies related to construction management; sustainment, restoration and modernization of facilities; acquisition, utilization and disposal of real property and facilities; environmental protection, planning, restoration and natural resources conservation; and Safety and Occupational Health. He also serves as the senior installations and facilities program expert, and assists in discharging the responsibilities of the ASN (I&E).
Mr. Natsuhara first worked for the Boeing Commercial Airplane Company in Renton, Washington as a senior engineer in the 757 Flight Test Integration Group. He entered the Navy through Officer Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island and was commissioned an Ensign, U.S. Navy in 1982. His first assignment in the Navy was as a Surface Warfare Officer aboard USS HAROLD E. HOLT (FF1074), where he served as the Gunnery and Missile Officer and the Anti-Submarine Warfare Officer. During this assignment, Mr. Natsuhara was selected to the U.S. Navy, Civil Engineer Corps, where he served in a variety of assignments for over 22 years. After retiring from the Navy, Mr. Natsuhara worked at Battelle Memorial Institute as a Navy Market Sector Senior Market Manager. He was then the Director of the Real Property, Facilities and Logistics Office for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), with responsibility for the management and policies of all real property, facilities and logistics programs for NOAA.
Mr. Natsuhara was born and raised in Stockton, CA and received a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. He is a registered professional Civil and Environmental Engineer. He later earned a Master of Science in Financial Management from the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California and completed the University of Michigan Executive Program in 2003.