Michael Bruhn, former executive secretary of the Defense Department and a retired U.S. Army colonel, has been appointed to serve as acting director and executive chief of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency.
He will oversee the agency that works to counter improvised threats and weapons of mass destruction as well as provide operational support to service personnel, DTRA said Tuesday.
Bruhn spent seven years as DoD’s executive secretary and previously served as director of operations for the defense undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics between 2003 and 2005.
The 23-year Army veteran held several roles at DoD such as military assistant to the defense undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics, commander of the patriot air and missile defense battalion within the 11th air defense artillery brigade’s 52nd regiment and strategy team chief for the land warfare center at the office of the assistant to the Army’s vice chief of staff.
He is a recipient of several military and civilian awards that include the Secretary of Defense Distinguished Civilian Service Award, Defense Meritorious Service Medal and Army Commendation Medal.