DoDEA's Chain of Command

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) is a Department of Defense field activity operating under the direction, authority and control of the Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness and the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy. DoDEA consists of two school systems: the DoD Dependents Schools (DoDDS), which is the overseas school system, and (2) the DoD Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary (DDESS), the domestic school system. These systems provide a world class education program that inspires and prepares all students in military communities around the world to be successful and responsible citizens in a dynamic global environment. DoDEA is the Presidential and national showcase for education excellence.

Executive and DoD

President Barack H. Obama
Barack H. Obama
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Ashton B. Carter
Dr. Ashton B. Carter,
Secretary of Defense
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Brad Carson TH
Mr. Brad Carson,
Acting Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness
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Laura Junor - TH
Dr. Laura Junor,
Principal Deputy
Under Secretary of
Defense for Personnel
and Readiness
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Ms. Stephanie Barna,
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Readiness and Force Management (ASD(R&FM))
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DoDEA Headquarters

Thomas Brady
Mr. Thomas M. Brady,
DoDEA Director
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Adrian B. Talley
Dr. Adrian B. Talley,
Principal Deputy Director & Associate Director for Education
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Robert Brady
Mr. Robert M. Brady,
Associate Director for Financial & Business Operations
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DoDEA Americas


Dr. Emily Marsh

DoDEA Americas Acting Director

District Superintendents

Dr. Aldridge Boone

Dr. Aldridge Argus Boone

NC: Camp Lejeune District

Dr. Cabrezas

Dr. Christy Huddleston

Georgia/Alabama District


Dr. Frank A. Calvano

Kentucky District

Dr. Renee Butler

Dr. Renee Butler

NC: Fort Bragg District


Dr. Samantha Ingram

Fort Stewart/South Carolina/DoDDS-Cuba District


Mr. Michael Gould

New York/Virginia/Puerto Rico District



Dr. Dell W. McMullen

DoDEA Europe Director

District Superintendents


Dr. Elizabeth Dunham

Bavaria District Superintendent


Mr. Frank Roehl

Isles District Superintendent

Frank Simone

Mr. Frank Simone

Kaiserslautern District Superintendent

Kent Worford-th

Mr. Kent Worford

Mediterranean District Superintendent

DoDEA Pacific


Dr. Linda L. Curtis

DoDEA Pacific Director

District Superintendents

DoDEA Korea District Superintendent Dr. Judith Allen

Dr. Judith Allen

Dr. Judith Allen Superintendent Korea District

Dr. Steven Bloom

Dr. Steven Bloom

DoDEA Pacific/DDESS-Guam District


Mr. Mike Thompson

Okinawa District Superintendent


Ms. Lois J. Rapp

Japan District Superintendent