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William E. Brazis


Director, Washington Headquarters Services

William (Bill) E. Brazis has devoted nearly 30 years of service to our Nation. He began as a Presidential Management Intern and has since served in a variety of key leadership capacities in the Department of Defense - including as a financial manager, attorney and now director of a complex headquarters component of DoD. He was appointed to his current dual positions in 2010, and has served in senior executive level positions since 1999.

As Director of WHS, a field activity of DoD, he provides critical and wide-ranging services to OSD, the Joint Staff, Military Departments, Defense Agencies, Congress, and the White House. Managing a total budget of nearly $1.2 billion annually, Bill leads nearly 4,000 civilian, military and contractor personnel in providing a full range of facilities, security, information technology, communications, human resources, contracting, and financial services that support nearly 100,000 DoD personnel in the National Capital Region.

As Deputy Director, Administration and Management (DA&M), Mr. Brazis serves the Secretary, Deputy Secretary, DA&M staff, and OSD staff in directing and supporting the organization and management of the Department of Defense. He is a key advisor and leader in resource management, personnel management, and operations in the Pentagon. He also oversees security and communications for senior DoD officials, and emergency management and force protection for the Pentagon and other key sensitive DoD facilities.

Bill earned his Juris Doctorate, with honors, from the University of Maryland School of Law; Masters of Public Administration from the University of Delaware; and BA from McDaniel College.

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