Director, Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA):
Vice Admiral Joseph Rixey became the Director, Defense Security Cooperation Agency, in September 2013. He manages a professional Security Cooperation Workforce of military and civilian personnel located all around the world. He provides leadership, management, and oversight for a diverse portfolio of Security Cooperation programs including Foreign Military Sales; Foreign Military Financing; International Military Education and Training; Defense Institution Building, End Use Monitoring; Title 10 and 22 equipping programs; and Humanitarian Assistance, Disaster Relief, and Mine Action.
Deputy Director, Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA):
Mr. Gregory M. Kausner, a career member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Deputy Director of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency. He is responsible for oversight of DSCA’s diverse portfolio of Security Cooperation programs and for working with external stakeholders to synchronize DSCA activities with foreign policy and national security objectives.
Principal Director for Business Operations (DBO):
Mr. Robert Unger is the Principal Director for Business Operations (DBO). Mr. Unger is the senior manager for all Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) financial operations including financial policy, acquisition, and financial reporting. In this capacity, he is responsible for managing financial aspects of the Foreign Military Sales program and Foreign Military Sales Trust Fund, to include the Foreign Military Financing Program. Additionally, he is responsible for oversight of programming, budgeting, financial execution, and reporting for a variety of security cooperation programs. He also manages DSCA’s Humanitarian Assistance programs to include Disaster Relief operations and Mine Action programs of the Humanitarian Demining Training Center at Fort Lee, Virginia.
Principal Director for Security Assistance & Equipping (SA&E):
Mrs. Michèle Hizon is the Principal Director for Security Assistance (SA) at the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA). The Directorate is responsible for the execution of security assistance activities. These include Foreign Military Sales (FMS), and Title 22 training and equipping programs such as Excess Defense Articles, Special Defense Acquisition Fund, leases; the International Military Education & Training program; and Foreign Military Financing.
Principal Director for Strategy (STR):
Mr. Robert Helfant is the Principal Director for Strategy. He leads Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) development and dissemination of security cooperation policy; strategic planning to better integrate security cooperation authorities with combatant commander requirements; strategic relations and engagements by DSCA within DoD and with key external counterparts; and execution of numerous Title 10 and 22 programs designed to advance partner nation capacity and capabilities through education and training.