Hunter F. Lutinski, a member of the Senior Executive Service (SES), is the Vice Director for Plans & Programs for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA). In this capacity, he serves as the executive charged with synchronizing DTRA programs with strategic requirements from across the Department of Defense and the U.S. government to combat weapons of mass destruction and emerging improvised threats. He is also the Director of the Intelligence & Plans Directorate for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA). In this role he leads agency efforts to anticipate and shape global CWMD information and operations ensuring DTRA success.
Mr. Lutinski was appointed to the senior executive service on August 15, 2010. In his previous role as Director, On-Site Inspection Department (J3OS) for DTRA, he oversaw U.S. Government (USG) inspections of foreign facilities, units and events under arms control treaties and agreements, and the coordination of foreign inspections of U.S. facilities, units and events. He is also responsible for the planning and preparation for future agreements and executes tasks furthering USG arms control and threat reduction initiatives.
Prior to his position as J3OS Director, he served as the Deputy Director and then Acting Director of the Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR) Directorate at DTRA, overseeing the $8 billion Nunn-Lugar CTR program to assist countries in the dismantlement of WMD, delivery systems and related infrastructure. He was assigned as the program manager for nuclear weapons safety and security within the CTR directorate in 2004. He and his team were responsible for all DTRA CTR projects to enhance the security of nuclear weapons in storage and during transit in the Russian Federation.
From 2002 to 2004, Mr. Lutinski served as the CTR division chief at the DTRA office in Moscow, where he led and directed CTR program support. He also advised the U.S. Embassy Moscow interagency country team, G-8 members, and European Missions on key issues and developments pertaining to DoD CTR assistance. During this time, he personally finalized negotiation and coordination of 10 bilateral agreements committing the USG to provide more than $650 million in additional CTR assistance to the Russian Federation.
Mr. Lutinski joined the DoD in 1996 as a project officer with the Defense Nuclear Agency and he transitioned to DTRA when it formed in 1998. From 1996 to 2002, he worked on fissile material control projects under the Nunn-Lugar CTR Program with the Russian Federation and was responsible for development and implementation of unprecedented nuclear weapons elimination and nuclear materials monitoring projects including the construction of a facility capable of safely and securely storing up to 50 metric tons of weapons-grade plutonium. Prior to joining the DoD, Mr. Lutinski was a defense analyst with Science Applications International Corporation in McLean, Virginia, providing support to various DoD and State Department offices on arms control and threat reduction.
Mr. Lutinski has a Master of Public & International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh, where he was the recipient of a Pew Foundation Fellowship. He has a Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He is a member of the DoD Acquisition Corps and is Level III certified in program management.
His awards include the DTRA Director’s Award for meritorious and exceptional Service, the 2008 DTRA High-Grade Employee of the Year and he was the leader of DTRA’s only selected team of the year in 2008.