William H. Booth

Director, DHRA


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 theField 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
  • Defense Manpower Data Center
  • Defense Civilian Personnel Advisory Service
  • Defense Support Service Center
    • Defense Personnel & Family Support Office
    • Defense Travel Management Office
    • Defense Language and National Security Education Office
    • Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support
  • Defense Personnel Analytics Center
    • Office of People Analytics
    • DoD Office of the Actuary
  • Diversity Management Operations Center
  • DHRA Enterprise Operations Center
  • Defense Suicide Prevention Office
  • Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office
Immediately prior to this assignment, Mr. Booth served as the Assistant Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force, Management and Assistant Air Force Deputy Chief Management Officer, Pentagon, Washington, DC. Mr. Booth holds a Masters of Arts in Business Management from Central Michigan University and a Bachelor of Industrial and Systems Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Mr. Booth retired from the Air Force after more than 28 years, serving in a wide variety of positions of increasing responsibility at wing, major command, combatant command, and Headquarters, and immediately began his service as a senior executive within Headquarters Air Force as the Senior Advisor in the Directorate of Manpower and Organization.Subsequently, he served as the Deputy Director of Manpower and Organization; Deputy Assistant Secretary, Force Management; Deputy Assistant Secretary, Reserve Affairs; Deputy Director, Air Force Office of Business Transformation, and Assistant Air Force Deputy Chief Management Officer.