Army secretary's newest civilian aides
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Army appointed its newest Civilian Aides to the Secretary of the Army (CASA) during a recent investment ceremony in the Pentagon.
The Honorable Dr. Mark T. Esper, Secretary of the Army, selected retired Brig. Gen. Thomas P. "Patt" Maney to represent Florida (North), and selected retired Brig. Gen. Mabry E. "Bud" Martin to represent North Carolina (West).
"It is my distinct privilege to invest Bud and Patt into the CASA program," Esper said. "Their background in the military and in the business and public sectors have proven them to be accomplished leaders. I have no doubt each will do great things for our Army family."
CASAs are a vital part of the Army, promoting good relations between the Army and the public and advising the Secretary about regional issues.
Each state, the District of Columbia and the five U.S. territories have one or more CASAs appointed to provide a vital link between the Army and the communities for which they serve. CASAs are usually business or civic leaders who possess a keen interest in the welfare of the Army and their communities.
CASAs serve a twoyear term without compensation. Terms may be extended to a total of 10 years of service. The secretary may recognize a civilian aide as a CASA Emeritus after 10 years of service with distinguished service.