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Anthony Aldwell

Defense Technology Security Administration
Deputy Director
Washington, DC, USA

Anthony A. Aldwell

CURRENT ASSIGNMENT:  Mr. Anthony Aldwell, a member of the Senior Executive Service, currently serves as the Deputy Director of the Defense Technology Security Administration. He assumed these duties in October 2008.  In this capacity, he manages a staff of 220 policy analysts, engineers, and licensing officers responsible for developing and implementing DoD technology security policies for international transfers of defense-related goods, services, and technologies. 

PAST EXPERIENCE: Prior to becoming the Deputy Director of DTSA, Mr. Aldwell served as the Principal Director for European and NATO Policy in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. He previously served as the Director for NATO Policy and the Director for Southern European Policy. Prior to joining the Civil Service, Mr. Aldwell was a Senior Policy Analyst for Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). 

Mr. Aldwell completed a thirty-year Air Force career in 2002. After assignments as a KC-135 pilot, T-38 instructor pilot, and E-3 AWACS aircraft commander, he transitioned to the politico-military affairs career field. He served successively as the Assistant Air Attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Saudi Arabia, Branch Chief in HQ Air Force International Affairs, and as Deputy Chief of Air Force Foreign Liaison. From 1994 to 1996, he was the Military Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs. Thereafter, he was a member of the U.S. Delegation to the NATO Military Committee, where his portfolio included NATO Enlargement, Partnership for Peace, and the NATO relationship with Russia and Ukraine. Mr. Aldwell's final military assignment was as Chief of the International Airmen Division, during which he managed all Air Force attachés and exchange officers, and helped create the Air Force's Foreign Area Officer program.
EDUCATION:  Mr. Aldwell graduated from Saint Olaf College in 1972 with a Bachelor's Degree in Speech.  In 1985, he earned a Master's Degree in National Security Affairs (Middle East/Arabic Studies) from the Naval Postgraduate School.


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