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DoDEA's Chain of Command

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) is a Department of Defense field activity operating under the direction and authority of the Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness.

DoDEA plans, directs, coordinates, and manages pre-kindergarten through 12th grade education programs for school-aged children of Department of Defense personnel who would otherwise not have access to high-quality public education. DoDEA schools are located in Europe, the Pacific, Western Asia, the Middle East, Cuba, the United States, Guam, and Puerto Rico. DoDEA also provides support and resources to Local Educational Activities throughout the United States that serve children of military families.


Executive and DoD

President Donald J. Trump
Donald J. Trump
President, Commander in Chief
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James Mattis
James Mattis,
Secretary of Defense
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Stephanie Barna
Stephanie Barna,
Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense (Manpower and Reserve Affairs)
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Charles E. Milam
Charles E. Milam,
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy
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DoDEA Headquarters

Thomas Brady
Thomas M. Brady,
DoDEA Director
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Principal Deputy Director and Associate Director of Academics
Dr. Linda Curtis,
Principal Deputy Director and Associate Director of Academics
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Robert Brady
Robert M. Brady,
Associate Director for Financial & Business Operations
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DoDEA Americas

Dr. Emily K. Marsh

DoDEA Americas Acting Director for Student Excellence


District Superintendents

Dr. Christy Huddleston

Americas Southeast

Dr. Emily Marsh

Americas Mid-Atlantic

DoDEA Europe

Dr. Dell W. McMullen

DoDEA Europe Director for Student Excellence (DSE)


District Superintendents

Frank Roehl

Europe West

Kent Worford

Europe South

DoDEA Pacific

Lois J. Rapp

Director for Student Excellence


District Superintendents

Dr. Judith Allen

Pacific West

Dr. Steven Bloom

Pacific East

Mike Thompson

Pacific South