William H. Booth, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Director, Defense Human Resources Activity (DHRA), reporting to the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness (USD (P&R)). In this capacity, he has direct oversight for all operational activities across the Field Activity’s organizations. Mr. Booth is responsible for DHRA enterprise-wide planning, programming, resource analysis, operational policy, and operational execution for the DHRA component organizations.
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Mr. Jeff Register, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is currently the Deputy Director, Defense Human Resources Activity (DHRA) in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness (OUSD(P&R)). As the Deputy Director, Mr. Register serves as principal advisor to the Director in overseeing and coordinating the work of the Field Activity that maintains comprehensive personnel database repositories, directly administers personnel policies, and manages DoD-wide education, outreach, and personnel support programs.
Katrina L. Logan, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Chief Information Officer, Defense Human Resources Activity (DHRA), in the Office of the Under Secretary for Personnel and Readiness (OUSD(P&R)). In this capacity, she provides strategic oversight and management of the DHRA Portfolio relating to investment management and certification, cyber security and hardening, data collections, and enterprise knowledge management. Additionally, as the Human Resources Management (HRM) Portfolio Manager, she works closely with the Deputy Chief Management Officer on strategic and business priorities, operational gaps, enterprise business process improvements, and portfolio management related to the human resources business mission area across the Department.
Mr. Jeff Allen serves as the Director of the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES). DANTES is tasked with leading, planning, and organizing a comprehensive portfolio of voluntary education programs and services in support of the Uniformed Services, including the Coast Guard.
Ms. Ronna Rowe Garrett, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Director, Department of Defense Civilian Personnel Advisory Service. Her responsibilities include development and oversight of civilian human resource plans, policies and programs for 900,000 defense employees worldwide. Ms. Garrett’s portfolio spans the full spectrum of the Human Capital Management, to include talent acquisition and management, development and sustainment, performance management, strategic workforce and succession planning, and leader development.
Dr. Michael Nugent serves as the Director of the Defense Language and National Security Education Office (DLNSEO). In this role, Dr. Nugent advises the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Readiness) on policy and programmatic matters regarding foreign language, culture and regional expertise for Department of Defense personnel. Dr. Nugent also develops and oversees plans and programs valued at $2B per year, and evaluates changes in legislation, policies, regulations, directives, and funding to assess the impact on language, cultural, and regional capabilities within the Department for Active Duty, National Guard and Reserve personnel, DoD civilians, and contractors.
Mr. Sorrento, a member of the Senior Executive Service, currently serves as the Director of the Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC), a high performing operational support organization reporting to the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness. DMDC maintains the central repository of 50 million records for military, civilians, retirees, family members, and selected contractors. It is also the central point in the Department of Defense (DoD) for contract data.
Mr. Judd Lyons, a member of the Senior Executive Service, assumed the duties of Director, Defense Personnel and Family Support Center on August 7, 2017. In this role, he leads Defense-wide efforts to promote and enable the missions of Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program, the Transition to Veteran Program Office, the Federal Voting Assistance Program, and the Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program.
Dr. Keita Franklin, a member of Senior Executive Service, is the Director for the Defense Suicide Prevention Office. She is responsible for policy and oversight for the Departments Suicide Prevention programs.
Mr. Bill Mansell assumed the duties of Director, Defense Travel Management Office on October 31, 2016.
A member of the Senior Executive Service, he is responsible for Department of Defense commercial travel management, travel policy and implementation, travel charge card program management, customer support and training, functional oversight of the Defense Travel System, and station and housing allowances program management.
Joel Sitrin has worked for the DoD Office of the Actuary (OACT) since 1991. He was named Deputy Chief Actuary in 1999 and Chief Actuary in 2002. He plans, directs, and oversees OACT’s work, including actuarial valuations and cost analyses related to DoD’s military retirement system, retiree health benefits system, Voluntary Separation Incentive program, Survivor Benefit Plan, and education benefits programs; and he supervises all senior OACT staff members.
Mr. Matt Boehmer is the Director of the Federal Voting Assistance Program. He served as the Acting Director of FVAP from January 14, 2013, until his selection as permanent Director in November 2013. FVAP is a component of the Defense Human Resources Activity (DHRA). In his capacity as the Director, Mr. Boehmer administers the federal responsibilities of the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) for the Secretary of Defense, who is the Presidential designee. The Act covers the voting rights of Uniformed Services personnel, their eligible family members and all U.S. citizens residing outside the United States.
Rear Admiral Burkhardt holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, Florida; a Master of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University and is certified as a senior professional in Human Resources. She completed the Naval War College Fleet Seminar Program (JPME I), the Joint and Combined Warfighting School (JPME II) and is designated as a joint qualified officer.