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.
Acting Deputy Director, Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) and Principal Director for Business Operations (DBO):
Mr. Jim Worm is the Acting Deputy Director of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency as well as the Principal Director of Business Operations. As the Acting Deputy Director, Mr. Worm is responsible for oversight of DSCA’s execution of its diverse portfolio of Security Cooperation programs and for working with external stakeholders in synchronizing DSCA activities ensuring alignment with foreign policy and national security goals and objectives.
As the Principal Director for Business Operations (DBO), Mr. Worm 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. As the Principal Director of Business Operations, 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 & Equipping (SA&E). The Principal Director for SA&E provides policy oversight, guidance, planning, coordination, and direction for the execution of and improvements to security assistance and equipping programs. Programs include Foreign Military Sales execution, leases, excess defense articles, Title 10 and Title 22 equipping programs, and drawdown of defense articles and services to foreign governments.
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.