As a combat support agency, DTRA is responsible to the Assistant to the Secretary of Defense (Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Defense Programs), who in turn is responsible to the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics.

DTRA is typically led by a senior civil servant, a member of the Senior Executive Service (SES). DTRA also has a Deputy Director for Combat Support, a Vice Director for Mission Integration, a Vice Director for Plans & Programs, and a Command Senior Enlisted Leader, responsible for offering an enlisted perspective on operational issues and missions.


Vayl Oxford
Senior Executive Service
  Lt. Gen. Darsie Rogers
U.S. Army
Deputy Director
  Hunter Lutinski
Senior Executive Service
Vice Director for
Plans & Programs 
  Michael Bruhn
Senior Executive Service
 Vice Director for
Mission Integration
  Chief Master Sgt. Timothy Horn
U.S. Air Force
Command Senior
Enlisted Leader