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Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Counternarcotics and Global Threats

The Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Counternarcotics and Global Threats develops DoD counterdrug (CD) and counter-transnational organized crime (CTOC) policy. It also issues guidance, establishes priorities, and oversees resource allocation and program execution, for DoD CD and CTOC missions. These missions focus on countering illicit drug trafficking, but also include countering illicit financial flows and the illicit trafficking of people, wildlife, natural resources, and weapons. Primary activities include:

  • Coordinate and monitor DoD and interagency efforts for the detection and monitoring of the maritime and aerial transit of illegal drugs into the United States.
  • Direct, oversee, and monitor planning, programming, and budget (formulation, justification, and execution) processes for DoD Drug Interdiction and CD Activities programs, in coordination with other DoD Components.
  • Review, evaluate, coordinate, and monitor DoD CD and CTOC plans and programs to ensure adherence to approved policy and standards.
  • In conjunction with the Chief, National Guard Bureau coordinate and monitor National Guard support to State drug law enforcement operations and to DoD, as required.
  • Develop strategy, policy, plans, and programs pertaining to DoD Counter Threat Finance (CTF) activities, goals and requirements.

Leadership

DASD for Counternarcotics and Global Threats

Mr. Thomas Alexander is PTDO Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations/Low-Intensity Conflict and he is the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (DASD) for Counternarcotics and Global Threats (CN>) and a member of the Senior Executive Service. He oversees a budget of approximately $1.1 billion, and leads the Department of Defense's global counterdrug, counter transnational organized crime, and counter threat finance policies, resource allocation and implementation, among other global issues. He reports to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations & Low Intensity Conflict in the office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy. 

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Contact Information

Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Counternarcotics and Global Threats
2500 Defense Pentagon
Washington, D.C. 20301-2900

(703) 697-7202