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Defense Human Resource Activity (DHRA) is a DoD Field Activity established under the authority, direction, and control of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness (USD (P&R)). The DHRA mission is to enhance the operational effectiveness and efficiency of diverse programs supporting the Department of Defense.

DHRA combines centralized management of operations and administrative oversight with decentralized program guidance. It supports policy development, develops products and services that promote and sustain a high-performing workforce, performs research and analysis, supports readiness and departmental reengineering efforts, manages personnel data repositories, prepares future civilian leaders through developmental programs, supports recruiting and retention, and delivers both benefits and critical services to warfighters and their families. DHRA administers sexual assault prevention policies and programs, assists in establishing and administering language capabilities policies, and oversees central management of commercial travel.