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
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James Mattis
James Mattis,
Secretary of Defense
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Stephanie Barna
Ms. Stephanie Barna,
Performing the Duties of the Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness)
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Charles E. Milam
Mr. Charles E. Milam,
Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for M&RA
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DoDEA Headquarters

Thomas Brady
Mr. 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
Mr. Robert M. Brady,
Associate Director for Financial & Business Operations
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DoDEA Americas


Dr. Emily K. Marsh

Americas Acting Director for Student Excellence (DSE)

District Superintendents

Dr. Cabrezas

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


Dr. Elizabeth Dunham

Europe East


Mr. Frank Roehl

Europe West

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Mr. Kent Worford

Europe South

DoDEA Pacific

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Ms. Lois J. Rapp

Director for Student Excellence (DSE)

District Superintendents

DoDEA Korea District Superintendent Dr. Judith Allen

Dr. Judith Allen

Pacific West

Dr. Steven Bloom

Dr. Steven Bloom

Pacific East

Mike Thompson

Mr. Mike Thompson

Pacific South