Department of Defense Education Activity

About DoDEA’s Organizational Functions

The Department of Defense Education Activity is a large organization serving more than 70,000 students at more than 160 schools located in 11 countries, seven states, and two territories.


Above-School Support Functional Elements

Capabilities and Initiatives

The Capabilities and Initiatives Division leads the strategic way in planning, organizational performance, project management, process improvement, organizational design, and strategic talent development.

Communications

The Communications Division supports high student achievement, College and Career Readiness, and contributes to DoDEA’s organizational success and sustainment through effective communication with all stakeholders.  Committed to developing the college and career readiness of all students, the DoDEA Communications Division disseminates timely and accurate information to further positive relationships and establish, maintain, and sustain credibility between DoDEA and its key publics.  The office consists of three branches: Public Affairs, Social Media, and Video Production Branch; Web Services, Marketing, and Graphics Branch; and Program Planning and Management Branch.

Center for Early Dispute Resolution

Center for Early Dispute Resolution

September 27, 2011 CEDR (DoDEA’s Center for Early Dispute Resolution) is a neutral, confidential resource that assists DoDEA and its employees in addressing and managing conflicts and disputes
Organization, Professional Development, Resources, Employee Resource
Diversity Management & Equal Opportunity

Diversity Management & Equal Opportunity

August 05, 2011 The Diversity, Management, and Equal Opportunity Division leverages a diverse and inclusive workforce and workplace, free of unlawful discrimination, by enhancing leadership’s competencies and overall organizational capabilities. The Division consists of two branches: Resolution and Compliance Branch and Diversity and Inclusion Branch.
Organization
Executive Services Division

Executive Services Division

October 12, 2018 The Executive Services Division ensures DoDEA day-to-day operations effectively meet the requirements of DoD and federal rules, regulations, and laws as the agency accomplishes its primary mission. The Division consists of the Government Information Branch, the Records Management Branch, and the Administrative Support Branch.
Facilities Division

Facilities Division

January 26, 2018 Globally, the Facilities Division maintains 600 buildings, totaling approximately 19.6 million gross square feet. In addition to the operations, maintenance and repair of existing facilities, the Facilities Division is responsible for the planning, design, and construction-management of all renovations, and new facilities being built.
Organization
General Counsel

General Counsel

July 21, 2011 The General Counsel facilitates DoDEA’s global educational mission by providing timely legal advice and counsel, effective advocacy, and creative problem-solving. The Division consists of the following branches: Center for Dispute Resolution, Procurement and Fiscal Law Branch, Labor Law and Litigation Branch, Administrative Law Branch, and Overseas Field Offices.
Organization
Human Resources

Human Resources

June 15, 2018 The Human Resources Division oversees recruitment and staffing, educator certification and recertification, classification and compensation, human capital record keeping, labor management relations, and data integrity.
Organization
Information Technology

Information Technology

July 20, 2020 The Information Technology Division is responsible for all aspects of DoDEA's IT and systems implementation. It is our goal to provide technology vision and leadership for developing and implementing the organization's initiatives in a manner that creates and maintains leadership. We accomplish this through our six branches that are focused on our core values of excellence, integrity, and customer service.
Logistics Division

Logistics Division

August 01, 2011 The Logistics division supports and enhances student education by providing reliable and safe student transportation, nutritional meals for students and staff, and acquiring equipment assets for both new and legacy school buildings. The Logistics Division also manages the inter-service support agreement process and provides logistical staff assistance services to schools and districts.
Organization
Office of DoDEA Policy

Office of DoDEA Policy

October 16, 2017 The Operations, Plans, Legislation, and Policy Division administers and operates DoDEA's program in publishing and maintaining DoDEA-level policies and facilitates DoD-level issuances for the agency. Additionally, the Division oversees the Director's Issuance Focal Point Working Group that works on larger issues involving the DoDEA policy program. In addition, the Division handles Congressional inquiries on behalf of constituents, and reviews legislation, the annual National Defense Authorization Act and Defense Appropriations, and other inquiries from the legislative branch.
Resources, Employee Resource
Office of the Inspector General

Office of the Inspector General

November 08, 2019 The Office of the Inspector General provides independent and objective oversight to improve and promote the integrity, accountability, and performance of the DoDEA programs.
Ombudsman Program

Ombudsman Program

February 03, 2020 The DODEA Ombudsman Program was established in 2019 as an informal, independent, confidential and neutral means of communicating and facilitating the resolution of individual, group, and system-level concerns without fear of retaliation. The Ombudsman will listen to an individual or group’s issues, explore options, and weigh the pros and cons of various options for resolution.
Procurement Division

Procurement Division

November 22, 2013 The Procurement Division ensures that products and services that are procured meet or exceed the customer’s requirements, are obtained at a fair and reasonable price using the best acquisition strategy, and the procurement instruments and procedures utilized are fully compliant with all federal and Department of Defense procurement laws, regulations, and policies.
Research, Accountability and Evaluations

Research, Accountability and Evaluations

July 25, 2011 The Research, Accountability, and Evaluations Division is responsible for enabling data-driven decision-making in DoDEA and developing a system of accountability based on that data. The Division consists of the Research Branch, the Accountability Branch, and the Evaluation Branch.
Education
Resource Management

Resource Management

January 17, 2012 The Resource Management Division requests, manages, and budgets resources in the DoDEA military communities worldwide to ensure educational programs are adequately funded, so the agency can prepare all students for success in a global environment. The Division oversees financial management information, budget books, tuition rates, and other data related to manpower and enrollment.
Facilities, Organization
Safety and Occupational Health

Safety and Occupational Health

February 06, 2012 The Safety and Occupational Health Division consists of two branches: Policy, Oversight, and Reporting Branch, and District Safety Offices. The Policy, Oversight, and Reporting Branch serves as the principal Safety and Occupational Health advisor, accident prevention policy and program developer, performance monitor, and point of contact for all Safety and Occupational Health matters. The District Safety Offices communicate and work ongoing safety issues through the District Safety and District Chief of Staff.
Safety and Security
Security Management

Security Management

June 19, 2018 Security Management is responsible for establishing and maintaining various security programs that promote secure work and learning environments for DoDEA students, staff, and visitors. The Division implements programmatic policies, operational procedures, and outreach with the military commands, host installation counterparts, and DoDEA customers.
Safety and Security, Safety, Occupational Health, Security, Anti-terrorism, and Emergency Planning

Above-School Education Functional Elements

Education Policy and Operations

The Education Policy and Operations Division provides leadership, management, and support for the HQ's Education Directorate in order to strengthen DoDEA's standards-based educational system with a primary focus on college and career-ready student outcomes.  Responsibilities include system-wide education policy and guidance, education financial and business operations, student information system, and student eligibility.

About Teaching and Learning

About Teaching and Learning

October 24, 2011 The Teaching and Learning Division establishes a systemic plan for educational professional learning within DoDEA that aligns to the DoDEA Blueprint and that supports curriculum, instruction, assessments, and programs. The Division is comprised of the following three branches: Professional Development, Instructional Design Services, and the Virtual School Program.
Education
Comprehensive Assessment System

Comprehensive Assessment System

April 26, 2017 The Integrated Content and Assessment Division ensures broad access to accurate and timely student and school level information which is used for educational decision making. The use of this information also provides high quality technical assistance and professional development to school and department personnel. The Division is also responsible for ensuring that policies, procedures, and decisions support a high performing and accountable education system.
Resources, Education, Academic
DoDEA Educational Partnership

DoDEA Educational Partnership

March 20, 2014 The Education Partnership and Resources Division shares resources with public school districts and fosters partnerships in an effort to directly engage, expand, and influence educational opportunities for all military-connected students. Additionally, the division, through the Non-DoD Schools Program (NDSP), supports and funds the education of authorized dependents in areas where there is not a DoDEA school.
Academic, Parent Resource
Standards and Curriculum

Standards and Curriculum

October 20, 2010 The Standards and Curriculum Division Branch provides leadership and support to the districts and school levels to help educators and students achieve excellence. Standards and Curriculum envisions an environment of equitable learning where all students have equal access to participate in, and benefit from, educational opportunities.
Curriculum, Parent Resource, Student Resource
Student Services

Student Services

March 28, 2011 Student Services provides leadership, guidance, and support in the provision of services to foster a safe learning environment and remove academic, social, physical, and emotional barriers that impact student access to be college or career ready. Student Services has four branches: Counseling Branch, School Health Branch, Special Education Branch, and Section 504 Branch.
Education

Student Excellence Pacific

The Student Excellence Pacific Division, led by the Director of Student Excellence (DSE), provides leadership, guidance, and support to both internal and external stakeholders throughout the Pacific. The goal is to promote synergy among all functional areas that positively impacts military families and students stationed overseas. The Division ensures the availability of adequate resources and disperses relevant information and outreach opportunities to all school complexes within the region.

Student Excellence Europe

The Student Excellence Europe Division, led by the Director (DSE), provides leadership, guidance, and support to both internal and external stakeholders throughout Europe. The goal is to promote synergy among all functional areas, in order to positively impact military families, DOD civilians, and students stationed overseas. The Division ensures the availability of adequate resources and disperses relevant information and outreach opportunities to all school complexes within the region.