Mr. Jeffrey R. Register, a member of the Senior Executive Service, serves as the Deputy Director, and is currently the Acting Director, Defense Human Resources Activity (DHRA) in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness (OUSD(P&R)).
While serving as the Acting Director, he provides administrative and operational oversight of the Field Activity, and is also responsible for planning, program, and resource analysis and management for DHRA Headquarters as well as the DoD ID Card Policy Office, the Law Enforcement Policy and Support Office, the Defense Manpower Data Center, the Defense Travel Management Office, the Combating Trafficking in Persons Office, the DoD Office of the Actuary, the Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program, and the Federal Voting Assistance Program.
Prior to this assignment, Mr. Register served as the Chief of Staff, DHRA, where he was responsible for the direct management and day-to-day oversight of DHRA Headquarters consisting of resource management, procurement, legal, operations, information technology, and human resources directorates. Mr. Register also previously served as a policy lead within the DoD Identification Card Policy Office, where he was responsible for coordination and resolution of cross-cutting and complex policy, technical, and business process issues related to the implementation of the DoD next generation Common Access Card.
Mr. Register graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering. He also holds of Master of Science degree in Engineering Management from George Washington University and a Certificate in Identity Management from the Naval Postgraduate School.
Mr. Register served on active duty for nine years in the United States Navy as a Naval Aviator in the E-2 Hawkeye community. After leaving active duty, Mr. Register worked in the private sector as a Federal security and identity management consultant before returning to the Department of Defense.