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Douglas R. Hassebrock

Douglas R. Hassebrock

U.S. Department of Commerce
Director, Office of Export Enforcement, Bureau of Industry and Security
Washington, DC, USA

Director Douglas R. Hassebrock is the senior enforcement official within the Bureau of Industry and Security – Performing the non-exclusive functions and duties of the Assistant Secretary.    He is responsible for National Security and the promotion of foreign policy objectives.  His law enforcement program is focused on three core areas:  Stopping the proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction and missile delivery systems, diversion of Commerce goods to terrorists or state sponsors of terror, and preventing commodities from being used for unauthorized military end-use.   

Prior his current position, he served as the Assistant Director, Investigations, Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board where he led the oversight of over $787 Billion in economic stimulus spending.  He also served as the Special Agent in Charge of the Eastern Region, US Department of the Interior - Office of Inspector General, and Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Technology Crimes Section, US Department of Energy - Office of Inspector General.

Director Hassebrock started his career in law enforcement with the United States Air Force Office of Special Investigations (OSI) where he worked in many different areas including special access programs, counterintelligence, white collar crime, crimes against persons, and environmental crime.  He remains a Special Agent with OSI in a reserve military officer capacity in the rank of Colonel.  In that role he is the senior reserve officer for the entire Agency serving as the Individual Mobilization Augmentee to the Commander, AFOSI.

Director Hassebrock has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Campbell University, NC, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Corporate Finance from Old Dominion University, VA.  He is also a graduate of the USAF Air War College and the USAF Air Command and Staff College.  


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