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Hugh F.T. Hoffman, III

Hugh F.T. Hoffman, III

Defense Technology Security Administration
Deputy Director
Alexandria, VA, USA


Tim Hoffman, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is currently serving as the Deputy Director for the Defense Technology Security Administration. In this capacity he assists the Director with ensuring U.S. national security interests by protecting critical technology and information while building partnership capacity.

Before assuming this position, he served as the Director of the Security Cooperation Reform Task Force where he oversaw a DoD-wide study that provided the senior leaders of the Department with a set of actionable recommendations designed to materially accelerate and improve the delivery of security-related capabilities to U.S. partners and allies.

Preceding that assignment, Mr. Hoffman served as the Director of the Partnership Strategy Group-Iraq, Multi-National Security Transition Command - Iraq (MNSTC-I). In that position Mr. Hoffman led a multi-functional staff of subject matter experts charged with assisting the commander in planning for the US long-term cooperative security relationship with Iraq after US forces depart in 2011. Preceding that job, he served as the Director for Defense Affairs, leading MNSTC-I's collective advisory efforts for the Iraqi Ministry of Defense. In this capacity he supervised and synchronized the efforts of an organization of approximately 875 Coalition Forces personnel in five directorates that advised and trained the Ministry of Defense, the Joint Headquarters, and the three services.

Commissioned as an infantry officer in 1973, Mr. Hoffman served in a wide variety of command and staff positions at all levels of the Army over a thirty year career. Since coming to OSD, Mr. Hoffman has had responsibility for a broad range of portfolios, including leading the development of the Department's operational planning guidance (two editions of the Contingency Planning Guidance (2002 and 2005) and the ground-breaking Guidance for Employment of the Force (2008)), assisting the Secretary with reviewing over 75 combatant commander contingency plans, writing major sections of other strategic guidance and planning documents, leading DOD's initial efforts to transform its contingency planning system ("Adaptive Planning"), serving as DoD's first Building Partnership Capability Portfolio Manager, and representing OSD Policy as one of OSD's two senior executives on the Department's Global Force Management Board.

Mr. Hoffman graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 1973. He holds an MA in Philosophy from the University of Massachusetts and an MMAS in Operations from the Army's School of Advanced Military Studies. He is also a 1994 graduate of the Army War College. In 2000 he completed a fellowship at Harvard University's Weatherhead Center for International Affairs.

His civilian awards include the DoD Distinguished Civilian Service Award (1), Secretary of Defense Meritorious Civilian Service Award (1), Army Meritorious Civilian Service Award (1), Secretary of Defense Exceptional Civilian Service Award (1), and Joint Civilian Service Commendation Award (1). His military awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal (1), Legion of Merit (2), Meritorious Service Medal (5), Army Commendation Medal (3), and Army Achievement Medal (1). 
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