Director, Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA):
Lieutenant General Charles Hooper became the Director, Defense Security Cooperation Agency, in July 2017. He manages a professional Security Cooperation Workforce of military and civilian personnel located all around the world. He provides leadership, management, and oversight for the Security Cooperation Community in developing and executing innovative Security Cooperation solutions that support mutual U.S. and partner interests. LTG Hooper leads 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):
Ms. Cara Abercrombie is the Acting Deputy Director of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency. In this capacity, she 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. Ms. Abercrombie is also the first President of the Defense Security Cooperation University (DSCU) and Principal Director for Workforce Development with the Defense Security Cooperation Agency. Established in 2019, DSCU is the Department of Defense’s (DoD) center of excellence for security cooperation education and training, with campuses in Arlington, Virginia and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.
Command Senior Enlisted Leader, Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA):
Sergeant Major Vincent C. Santiago is the Command Senior Enlisted Leader for the Defense Security Cooperation Agency. SgtMaj Santiago provides his unique perspective and sound advice for the Director, the Deputy Director and the leadership team.
Principal Director for Security Assistance (SA):
Mrs. Michèle Hizon is the Principal Director of Security Assistance (SA) at the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA). The Directorate is responsible for the global execution of security assistance activities. These include Foreign Military Sales (FMS); End Use Monitoring; and Title 22 training and equipping programs such as Excess Defense Articles, Special Defense Acquisition Fund, leases, and Foreign Military Financing.
Principal Director for Building Partner Capacity (BPC):
Mr. Rob Helfant is the Principal Director for the Building Partner Capacity (BPC) Directorate at the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA). BPC is the focal point within DOD for planning, execution and management, and oversight of numerous Title 10 Security Cooperation (SC) programs. The BPC team is committed to the planning and execution of programs supporting the full spectrum of capabilities that security cooperation endeavors to deliver.
Chief Financial Officer for the Directorate of Business Operations (DBO):
Mr. Aaron Harding is the Chief Financial Officer for the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) overseeing the Directorate of Business Operations (DBO). Mr. Harding is the senior manager for all DSCA financial operations including financial policy, audit readiness, 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 with a total program value of over half a trillion dollars, 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.