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Diversity and Inclusion at DTRA

Diferent walks of life.

One mission.

DTRA is committed to cultivating a diverse and inclusive workforce. Our leadership principles of “people first” and “team oriented” are the tenets that exemplify inclusiveness at DTRA.

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We believe that differences in thought and belief, race and religion, in gender and orientation, and ability and experience contribute to more effective mission success and an overall better work environment. One that enhances the DTRA employee experience and allows us to better connect with both our fellow colleagues and our international partners in order to get the job done – without barriers.

DTRA is committed to fostering a culture of inclusivity and diversity.

Director Ms. Hersman

“I have built a life and a professional career around ensuring the perspectives and contributions from all walks of life are respected and valued while also dealing with their complexity. Our greatest wealth is in our people – all of them, working as a team, with due consideration and respect for what each brings to the table.”

– DTRA Director Rebecca Hersman


DTRA is committed to a Diverse Workforce representing every color, race, religion, gender, orientation, ability, and talent in our DTRA family. This includes our scientists, WMD subject matter experts, military members, and analysts. Each team member brings a unique skillset, experience, and perspective to their work. This enables DTRA to achieve our mission most effectively.


Dedication to Diversity

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“I definitely would recommend DTRA. Everyone is nice and this seems like a healthy work environment. Also there seems to be room for upward mobility in your career- and flexible schedules. The agency really takes care of its employees.”

– Sydnee Mitchell, DTRA Intern, Summer 2022  


Diversity makes the collective DTRA team stronger, more creative, and more insightful. It encourages new ideas and processes, and broadens our experience, expertise, and problem-solving capability. The result will lead to greater productivity.

DTRA is an equal opportunity employer and prioritizes the recruitment and retention of diverse, qualified talent across all positions. Are you interested in starting a career in DOD or the government? Come join us! Click the usajobs link to visit www.usajobs.com to find out about the latest job posting and learn more about joining the DTRA Team.

Employee Resource Groups

ERG Directors

Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are informal, employee-led groups that connect employees with shared interests to network and support one another. These groups bring awareness to barriers and issues impacting their members and advocate for solutions.

DTRA employees are encouraged to join an ERG and participate in networking events, development opportunities, and volunteer-led projects and programs. The current ERGs are:



DTRA provides cross-cutting solutions to enable the Department of Defense, the United States Government, and international partners to deter strategic attack against the United States and its allies; prevent, reduce, and counter WMD and emerging threats; and prevail against WMD-armed adversaries in crisis and conflict.  

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