Jeffrey R. Register

Director, DHRA

Jeffrey R. Register, 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 mission areas. Mr. Register is responsible for DHRA enterprise-wide planning, programming, resource analysis, operational policy, and operational execution for the following DHRA Centers and Offices::

  • Headquarters, DHRA
    • DHRA Operations
    • Defense Advisory Committee on Diversity and Inclusion (DACODAI)
    • Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services (DACOWITS)
    • Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI)
  • Defense Manpower Data Center
  • Defense Civilian Personnel Advisory Service
  • Defense Support Services Center
    • Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL)
    • Combating Trafficking in Persons (CTIP)
    • Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program (CAP)
    • Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES)
    • Disability Programs Directorate (DPD)
    • Defense Language & National Security Education Office (DLNSEO)
    • Defense Travel Management Office (DTMO)
    • Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR)
    • Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP)
    • Investigations and Resolutions Directorate (IRD)
    • Military-Civilian Transition Office (MCTO)
  • Defense Personnel Analytics Center
    • Office of People Analytics
    • DoD Office of the Actuary
  • Defense Suicide Prevention Office
  • Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office
Immediately prior to this assignment, Mr. Register served as the Deputy Director, DHRA. As the Deputy Director, Mr. Register served 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.

Before serving as Deputy Director, Mr. Register was the Chief of Staff, DHRA, where he was responsible for the direct management and day-to-day oversight of DHRA Headquarters consisting of resource management, procurement, legal, operations, information technology, and human resources directorates. Mr. Register also previously served as a policy lead within the DoD Identification Card Policy Office, where he was responsible for coordination and resolution of cross-cutting and complex policy, technical, and business process issues related to the implementation of the DoD next generation Common Access Card.

Mr. Register graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering. He also holds of Master of Science degree in Engineering Management from George Washington University and a Certificate in Identity Management from the Naval Postgraduate School.

Mr. Register served on active duty for nine years in the United States Navy as a Naval Aviator in the E-2 Hawkeye community. After leaving active duty, Mr. Register worked in the private sector as a Federal security and identity management consultant before returning to the Department of Defense