DA&M Mission

The Director of Administration and Management (DA&M) has three broad missions in support of the Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Defense, the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), tenants of the Pentagon Reservation, and specified Defense activities:

  • Principal Staff Assistant and advisor to the Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Defense on specified organizational, management, and administrative matters;
  • Administrative services agent in the National Capital Region and senior responsible official for the Pentagon Reservation;
  • Security, law enforcement, and emergency management provider for the Pentagon, and designated Department of Defense (DoD) facilities in the National Capital Region.

The DA&M exercises authority, direction, and control over the staffs and resources of the ODA&M, Washington Headquarters Services, Pentagon Force Protection Agency, and DoD Consolidated Adjudications Facility, and engages partners and stakeholders in its management, governance, services, and contingency and continuity of operations functions.

"One of the most important duties of the DA&M enterprise is to ensure that all of our customers in the National Capital Region and beyond can concentrate on their jobs.  We take care of a number of responsibilities, requirements, and functions that ensure our customers can focus outwardly as they fulfill the Department of Defense mission." 

-- Michael L. Rhodes, Director of Administration and Management

DA&M Values

  • Customer Focus - We are committed to those we serve. 
  • Innovation - We are creative and responsive problem solvers. 
  • Integrity - We bring honor, pride, and character to our work. 
  • Collaboration - We work together to achieve shared goals. 
  • Employee Focus - We are committed to our workforce. 
  • Results - We get the job done right and on time.

Our Leaders




Michael L. Rhodes
Director of Administration and Management



William E. Brazis
Deputy Director of Administration and
Management