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Mr. Jeff Register, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is currently the Deputy Director, Defense Human Resources Activity (DHRA) in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness (OUSD(P&R)). As the Deputy Director, Mr. Register serves as principal advisor to the Director in overseeing and coordinating the work of the Field Activity that maintains comprehensive personnel database repositories, directly administers personnel policies, and manages DoD-wide education, outreach, and personnel support programs.
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.