Geurts Stepping Down as Acting Navy Undersecretary, Retiring From Government

James F. Geurts

James Geurts, the Navy’s former acquisition chief who for the last several months has been performing the duties of the undersecretary of the Navy, is stepping down this month.

In a Thursday post on LinkedIn, Geurts shared a handwritten letter, dated Aug. 3, detailing his decision to formally retire.

“I have decided to retire from government service later this month,” Geurts wrote in the note. “It was an extremely difficult decision given my strong belief in our mission and pride...

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