Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Afghanistan, Pakistan and Central Asia

Mission: The mission of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Afghanistan, Pakistan and Central Asia is to consistently provide responsive, forward-thinking, and insightful policy advice and support to the Secretary of Defense, the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy and the Assistant Secretary of Defense for IPSA, and the Department of Defense, in alignment with national security objectives in the assigned area of responsibility.
  • Develops regional security and defense strategy for Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Central Asia.
  • Foster bilateral and multilateral defense/military relationships in assigned areas of responsibility.
  • Serves as the focal point or support for the Secretary's policies of interest within OUSD(P) and with DoD entities and the interagency for assigned areas of responsibility.

Leadership

Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Central Asia
Thomas D. Croci
Thomas D. Croci
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