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William Landay

Vice Adm. William Landay

Vice Adm. William Landay serves as the director of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, a position he has held since August 2010.

The DSCA is the agency responsible for foreign military sales, and as its director, Landay provides leadership, management and oversight of programs for sales, training and humanitarian assistance involving sales of foreign arms and equipment.

A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Landay has also served as a team training instructor and Harpoon course director at Fleet Combat Training Center, Pacific; and C4I program officer and executive assistant to the director of Command, Control, Communications and Computer Systems at the United States Transportation Command.

As a flag officer, Landay served as the program executive officer for Littoral and Mine Warfare. In January 2006, he became the 21st chief of Naval Research. He most recently served as the program executive officer for Ships, responsible for all non-nuclear shipbuilding programs.

Landay is also a level-3 certified acquisition professional and a proven subspecialist in C4I Systems. His personal awards include the Distinguished Service Medal and Legion of Merit, among others.

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