As a combat support agency within the Department of Defense, DTRA reports to the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, formerly USD (AT&L). This reorganization occurred in August of 2017 and is currently under implementation during Fiscal Year 2019.

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

Dr. Rhys M. Williams

Dr. Rhys M. Williams,
Acting Director

MG Antonio Fletcher

MG Antonio Fletcher
Deputy Director

Sergeant Major Brant C. Shyrigh

Command Sergeant Major
Brant C. Shyrigh

U.S. Army Command
Senior Enlisted Leader