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Figure 2. DTRA Organizational Structure

The Director of DTRA is a civilian Senior Executive Service (SES) employee

who, on a day-to-day basis, reports directly to the Under Secretary of Defense for

Acquisition, Technology and Logistics. However, because of the wide variety of its

functions and expertise, DTRA often directly supports other senior DoD leaders as well

as the unified commands. It is a fairly large agency with an authorization of 2,110

civilian and military personnel and management responsibility of a $1 billion annual

budget.19 The DTRA headquarters is located just outside of Washington DC at Fort

Belvoir, Virginia. It also operates eight field offices across the US and in Germany,

Russia, and Japan. For domestic emergencies, DTRA provides WMD expertise such as

modeling and simulation of agent cloud locations. It also participates, when asked, as a

supporting agency to the JTF-CS in domestic WMD consequence management exercises.

Overall, DTRA operates at the strategic, operational, and tactical level primarily

as a joint supporting agency to another policy-making arm or joint command within the

defense establishment. Its roles and functions for WMD are somewhat analogous to what

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