Michael V. Sorrento

Deputy Director, DHRA

Mr. Michael Sorrento, a member of the Senior Executive Service, currently serves as the Deputy Director of the 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. Sorrento serves as principal advisor to the Director in overseeing and coordinating the work of the Field Activity responsible for maintaining comprehensive personnel database repositories, administration of personnel policies, and management of DoD-wide education, outreach, and personnel support programs.

Prior to this assignment, Mr. Sorrento served as Director, Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC), a high performing operational support organization within DHRA. DMDC maintains the central repository of 58 million records for military, civilians, retirees, family members, and contractors. DMDC's three major business lines include benefits and entitlements, identity management, and decision support. Over 330 employees and 1,800 contractors work in Seaside, CA, Alexandria, VA, San Antonio, TX, Fort Knox, KY, or one of two satellite offices in Germany and South Korea. Additionally, DMDC supports worldwide operations of over 2,500 sites issuing ID cards and over 130 bases using its base access control system, which integrates seamlessly with core identity matching services. DMDC's mission directly supports the security of DoD networks, facilities, and personnel across the world 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, as well as supporting a positive life-time relationship with its members and families.

Mr. Sorrento began his federal career in 1990 with the Small Business Administration's (SBA) Disaster Loan Program. He served in numerous supervisory, management, and executive roles prior to being promoted to the Senior Executive Service in 2010. He is credited with leading several major transformational initiatives that incrementally modernized the disaster loan program towards a customer centric focus with vastly improved responsiveness.

Mr. Sorrento has been DHRA Deputy Director since January 2023. He held the positions of DMDC Director from November 2016 – January 2023; Director, Cyber Capabilities and Compliance, U.S. Air Force Chief Information Officer from September 2014 – November 2016; and Chief Information Officer, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller from October 2010 – August 2014.