Dennis F. Hadrick of California, a career civil servant, currently serves as the Acting Deputy Director for Programs, in the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement. (PM/WRA). He previously served as the PM/WRA Program Manager for the Afghanistan, Iraq, Israel/West Bank, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, and Yemen Conventional Weapons Destruction (CWD) Programs.
With over 30 years of Federal service, Mr. Hadrick has a wide range of experience with the Department of the Army and, since 1994, the Department of State. Mr. Hadrick’s service with the Department began in the Office of Overseas Acquisitions where he was a contract specialist responsible for political-military contingency contracting operations. In 1998, he assumed his current position as a program manager in PM/WRA (formerly the Office of Humanitarian Demining Programs).
Prior to joining the Department of State, Mr. Hadrick served as a Forward Observer in the 101st Airborne Division, Ft. Campbell, Kentucky and 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Howze, Korea; Company Fire Support Team Leader, Operations Desert Shield/Storm, Southwest Asia; Battalion Fire Support Sergeant, Friedberg, Germany and Senior Fire Support Team Trainer and Live Fire Trainer/Observer Controller at the National Training Center, Ft. Irwin, California. His awards include the Bronze Star and Meritorious Service Medal.
He has traveled extensively, visiting over sixty post-conflict countries, and several active conflict landmine/explosive remnants of war-affected nations receiving humanitarian assistance from the U.S. Government. He has received numerous Superior Honor and Meritorious Honor Awards, and in 2009 was selected as the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Officer of the Year. He is also a graduate of California Baptist College.