Robert N. Anthony, Ross Graham Walker Professor of Management Controls, has been named an assistant secretary of defense, the White House announced this week. He will take a two-year leave of absence from Harvard beginning September 1.
Anthony will succeed Charles J. Hitch as comptroller of the Defense Department. Hitch has served as comptroller since January 1961.
A teacher at the Harvard Business School since 1946, Anthony became a full professor of Business Administration in 1956. He currently has been teaching a course on "Management Control Systems."
Anthony has served as a consultant to the Defense Department, the Air Force, the Navy, the Atomic Energy Commission, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics, as well as a number of industrial companies, trade associations, and management consulting firms.