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 following DHRA organizations:• Headquarters, DHRA• DHRA Enterprise Operations Center• Defense Manpower Data Center• Defense Civilian Personnel Advisory Service• Defense Personnel & Family Support Center• Defense Travel Management Office• Defense Language and National Security Education Office• Defense Suicide Prevention Office• Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office• Office of People Analytics• DoD Office of the Actuary• Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support• Diversity Management Operations Center
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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 Director of the Defense Human Resources Activity (DHRA) Enterprise Operations Center (DEOC), within the Office of the Under Secretary for Personnel and Readiness (OUSD(P&R)). She oversees DEOC as an essential services provider for the DHRA Enterprise to deliver shared services and mission essential solutions to the DHRA Enterprise which consists of 12 Components. She also provides strategic direction on the information management capability for DHRA and the Department of Defense Human Resource Management (HRM) mission.
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. Michelle LoweSolis, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Director, Defense Civilian Personnel Advisory Service (DCPAS), Defense Human Resources Activity, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness. Her responsibilities include the development and oversight of civilian human resource plans, policies, and programs for more than 950,000 Department of Defense employees worldwide. Ms. LoweSolis’s portfolio spans the full spectrum of Human Capital Management, to include workforce planning, talent acquisition and management, development and sustainment, performance management, labor and employee relations, and leader development.
Clarence A. Johnson, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is Director, Diversity Management Operations Center, Defense Human Resources Activity, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness (USD(P&R)), Washington, D.C. He is responsible for operationalizing diversity management and equal opportunity policies and programs affecting 1.3 million active duty military personnel, 800 thousand Reserve Component personnel, and over 700 thousand civilians within the Department of Defense (DoD). He provides supervision and direction of the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI) at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, which is the premiere DoD school in equal opportunity and equal employment opportunity (EEO) training, education and research; and the Investigations Resolutions Directorate, which investigates EEO complaints for the DoD Components. Additionally, Mr. Johnson directs DoD Diversity and Inclusion efforts, including diversity outreach and the Workforce Recruitment Program for College Students and Recent Graduates with Disabilities (WRP), and he provides executive support for the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services.
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. Brian S. Davis, a member of the Senior Executive Service, assumed the duties of Director, Defense Personnel and Family Support Center on February 19, 2019. In this role, he leads Defense-wide efforts to promote 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. Karin A. Orvis, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Director of the Defense Suicide Prevention Office in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness. In this capacity, Dr. Orvis is responsible for policy, oversight, and advocacy of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) suicide prevention programs. Her current portfolio spans the full spectrum of suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention efforts including policy, program development and evaluation, data surveillance, research, and outreach and engagement. In this position, and in her prior DoD roles, she strategically leads multidisciplinary, interservice/interagency teams in designing, implementing, and evaluating DoD-wide policies and programs in support of over 2M service members and over 2.5M military family members worldwide.
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.
Pete Zouras is the Chief Actuary for the DoD Office of the Actuary (OACT). As the Chief Actuary, Mr. Zouras plans, directs, and oversees OACT’s work, including actuarial valuations and cost analyses related to DoD’s Military Retirement System, post-retirement health care benefits, Voluntary Separation Incentive program, Survivor Benefit Plan, and education benefits programs. Mr. Zouras also supports two independent Federal Advisory Committees, appointed by the Secretary of Defense, as Executive Secretary – the DoD Board of Actuaries and the DoD Medicare-Eligible Retiree Health Care Board of Actuaries.
Mr. Mark Breckenridge is the director of the Department of Defense Office of People Analytics (OPA). OPA is DoD's premier center for advanced analysis, providing actionable decision support for the total force, families and veterans, through the collection and application of data and analytical research. OPA provides effective, evidence-based solutions for total force management in support of the warfighter and leads the Department in providing innovative, cost-effective data solutions.
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.