Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for
Personnel & Readiness

Mr. William H. Booth

Defense Human Resources Activity (DHRA)

William H. Booth, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Director, Defense Human Resources Activity (DHRA), reporting to the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness (USD(P&R)). In this capacity, he has direct oversight for all operational activities across the Field Activity’s organizations. Mr. Booth is responsible for DHRA enterprise-wide planning, programming, resource analysis, operational policy, and operational execution for the following DHRA organizations:

  • Headquarters DHRA
  • DHRA Enterprise Operations Center
  • Defense Manpower Data Center
  • Defense Civilian Personnel Advisory Service
  • Defense Personnel & Family Support Center
  • Defense Travel Management Office
  • Defense Language and National Security Education Office
  • Defense Suicide Prevention Office
  • Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office
  • Office of People Analytics
  • DoD Office of the Actuary
  • Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support
  • Diversity Management Operations Center

Immediately prior to this assignment, Mr. Booth served as the Assistant Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force, Management and Assistant Air Force Deputy Chief Management Officer, Pentagon, Washington, DC. Mr. Booth holds a Masters of Arts in Business Management from Central Michigan University and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology.

Mr. Booth retired from the Air Force after more than 28 years, serving in a wide variety of positions of increasing responsibility at wing, major command, unified command and Air Force headquarters level and immediately begin his service as a senior-level senior executive within Headquarters United States Air Force as the Senior Advisor in the Directorate of Manpower and Organization. Subsequently, he served as the Deputy Director of Manpower and Organization; Deputy Assistant Secretary, Force Management; Deputy Assistant Secretary, Reserve Affairs; Deputy Director, Air Force Office of Business Transformation and Assistant Air Force Deputy Chief Management Officer.

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