Supporting Leadership

Under Secretary of Defense for Policy

Christine E. WormuthMs. Christine E. Wormuth was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy on June 19, 2014. Ms. Wormuth serves as the Principal Staff Assistant to the Secretary of Defense and the Deputy Secretary of Defense for all matters on the formulation of national security and defense policy and the integration and oversight of DoD policy and plans to achieve national security objectives.Read Full biography



Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy

Brian P. McKeon Brian P. McKeon was confirmed as the Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy on July 28, 2014. He is responsible for advising the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy and the Secretary of Defense on all matters pertaining to the development and execution of U.S. national defense policy and strategy. Read Full biography







Elissa Slotkin

Elissa Slotkin Acting ASD for International Security Affairs

Kelly Magsamen

Kelly Magsamen Asian & Pacific Security Affair

Thomas Atkin

Thomas Atkin Homeland Defense and Global Security

Theresa Whelan

Theresa Whelan Special Operations / Low Intensity Conflict

Todd Harvey

Todd Harvey Strategy, Plans and Capabilities

Vacant

 Vacant USD(P) Chief Operating Officer

Elissa Slotkin International Security Affairs

David B. Shear

David B. Shear Asian & Pacific Security Affairs

Eric Rosenbach

Eric Rosenbach Homeland Defense & Global Security

Michael D. Lumpkin

Michael D. Lumpkin Special Operations / Low Intensity Conflict

Robert ScherStrategy, Plans and Capabilities

Asian and Pacific Security Affairs

Christine Abizaid Afghanistan, Pakistan and Central Asia

Abraham Denmark

Abraham DenmarkEast Asia

Amy Searight South and Southeast Asia

Homeland Defense and Global Security

Chuck Kosak Defense Continuity & Mission Assurance

Robert G. Salesses

Robert G. SalessesHomeland Defense Integration and DSCA

Dr. Wendin Smith

Wendin D. SmithCountering Weapons of Mass Destruction

Aaron Hughes

Aaron Hughes Cyber Policy

Douglas Loverro

Douglas Loverro Space Policy

International Security Affairs

Amanda Dory

Amanda Dory Africa

James Townsend, Jr.

James Townsend, Jr. European and NATO Policy

Andrew Exum

 Andrew Exum Middle East

Evelyn N. Farkas

Evelyn N. Farkas Russia / Ukraine / Eurasia

Rebecca B. Chavez

Rebecca B. Chavez Western Hemisphere

Special Operations / Low Intensity Conflict

Caryn Hollis

Caryn Hollis Counternarcotics & Global Threats

Anne Witkowsky

Anne Witkowsky Stability and Humanitarian Affairs

Christopher Maier

Christopher MaierSpecial Operations & Combating Terrorism

Strategy, Plans, & Capabilities

Elaine Bunn

Elaine Bunn Nuclear and Missile Defense Policy

Mara Karlin

Mara Karlin Strategy

Elizabeth Cordray

Elizabeth Cordray Plans

Thomas W. Ross

Thomas W. Ross Security Cooperation