Sam Yousef

Director, DMDC

Mr. Sam Yousef, a member of the Senior Executive Service, currently serves as the Director of the Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC), an operational support organization reporting to the Director, Defense Human Resources Activity in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness. DMDC is the leading identity management provider for the Department of Defense and maintains a central repository of over 50 million records for military, civilian, retirees, family members, and selected contractors in order to authorize benefits and entitlements.

DMDC has over 340 employees and 800 contractors working in Monterey, CA; Alexandria, VA; San Antonio, TX; or one of three satellite offices in Germany, South Korea, and Ft. Knox, KY. Additionally, DMDC supports the operations of over 2,000 sites issuing ID cards and over 300 bases using its base access control system around the world, a truly world-wide operation. DMDC’s mission directly supports the security of DoD’s networks, facilities, and personnel across the enterprise for identification of potential fraud and abuse, personnel policies and programs, the delivery of the right benefit to the right person at the right time, and most importantly the DoD’s goal of a life-time relationship with its members and their families.

Mr. Yousef began his civil service in 2011. He previously served as the Director DoD Policy Support, where he had oversight of the DoD Identification (ID) Card Policy Office, the Law Enforcement Policy and Support Office, the Combating Trafficking in Persons Office, and the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services.

Mr. Yousef graduated from James Madison University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. He also holds a Master of Public Policy from George Mason University.