Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Hemispheric Affairs

The mission of the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Hemispheric Affairs is to develop policy guidance; provide astute policy advice; and oversee planning, capability development, and operational implementation to assure warfighting and national security advantages in the mission areas of: defense continuity and mission assurance; homeland defense and defense support of civil authorities; Arctic and global resilience; and U.S. defense and security policy for Canada, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, and South America.

Leadership

Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Hemispheric Affairs
Melissa Dalton
HON Melissa Dalton
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Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Hemispheric Affairs
Jennifer Walsh
Jennifer Walsh
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