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Michael Drumheller

Acting Deputy Director


Mike Drumheller, a Supervisory Planning and Analysis Specialist, is designated as the Acting Deputy Director of the Defense Media Activity (DMA), a Department of Defense Field Activity reporting to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs. In this position, he is responsible for advising and assisting the agency Director in all aspects of planning, managing and coordinating DMA mission and support functions and resources in six distinct lines of business. Mr. Drumheller supervises the leaders responsible for financial, human capital, contracting and strategic planning business functions. Mr. Drumheller’s additional duties include leadership of the “Provide Activity-Wide Support” line of business and head of the headquarters component for management purposes.


Mr. Drumheller previously served as the Deputy Chief Management Officer responsible for agency strategy development, performance improvement, staff action control, records and knowledge management, government information, DMA publications and policies. He also served as the deputy director, Defense Media Activity (DMA) Transition Team charged with coordinating the establishment of the new DoD Field Activity in 2008.


Mr. Drumheller has served as a leader and manager both in and out of uniform.  He has experience in problem definition and resolution, program management, organizational analysis and design, planning, program and budget development, environmental restoration program oversight, construction program oversight, real estate divestiture program oversight.  Mike has represented his organizations to local and state governments, other federal agencies, Native American Nations, and members of Congress.  He served 20 years in the U.S. Army in the field artillery and information operations career fields, in Korea, Germany, Kuwait/Iraq, several locations in the United States including work on the Army Staff.


He graduated from Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in International Relations and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant of Field Artillery in the U. S. Army in April 1984.