The Defense Department has appointed David Helvey to serve as deputy assistant secretary of defense for East Asia within the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for policy.
Helvey previously served in that position on an acting basis, the Pentagon said Monday.
He has also served as principal director for East Asia within the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs, East Asia.
Prior to those positions, he served in several capacities in the Office of the Secretary of Defense such as country manager for China; director for China, Taiwan and Mongolia; and senior adviser for China policy and integration.
Before joining the OSD, he served for six years in the Defense Intelligence Agency and most recently served as DIA’s senior intelligence analyst for military and political affairs in China.