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Monday, August 9, 2010

DSCA's Next Director Named

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency’s next Director was confirmed by the Senate August 5.


VADM William Landay, a 1978 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, will be DSCA’s 15th director, succeeding VADM Jeffrey A. Wieringa who retired July 30.


Since August 2008, Landay has been the program executive officer for ships, where he is responsible for all non-nuclear shipbuilding programs. In 2006 he became the 21st chief of Naval Research. He also assumed the duties of the deputy commandant of the Marine Corps for Science and Technology and director, Test and Evaluation and Technology Requirements. In his first assignment as a flag officer, he served as the program executive officer for Littoral and Mine Warfare.


Landay holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Systems Engineering from the Naval Academy, a Master of Science degree in Systems Technology (C4I) from the Naval Postgraduate School, and is a graduate of the Program for Management Development at the Harvard Business School. He was the 1998-99 Navy Fellow in the Defense Systems Management College, Military Research Fellowship Program. He is a level 3 certified acquisition professional and a proven subspecialist in C4I Systems.
Landay’s personal awards include multiple awards of the Distinguished Service Medal and Legion of Merit, as well as various unit awards.


No report date for Landay has been set.

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