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U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Tierra R. Gray, an administrative specialist with 2d Low Altitude Air Defense (2D LAAD) battalion, is congratulated with a handshake by Heather Edwards, a member of the Military Affairs Committee, after receiving a gift at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina, Jan. 24, 2023. Gray was recognized for her dedication to volunteering at Roger Bell New Tech Academy. As a volunteer, she provides mentorship to students and helps them set and achieve their goals. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Lance Cpl. Aliannah T. Archuleta)
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Who We Are

About Us

The Defense Health Agency Director delegated to the Assistant Director for Management the authority to serve as the DHA Component Acquisition Executive and Senior Procurement Executive. As the DHA CAE, the AD-M is responsible for all acquisition functions for DHA and is charged with overall acquisition management responsibilities. These management responsibilities include any and all of the activities for the conceptualization, initiation, design, development, test, contracting, production, deployment, integrated product support, modification, and disposal of systems (information technology, medical devices, etc.), supplies, and services (including construction) to satisfy DHA or Department of Defense needs, intended for use in, or in support of military missions. In addition, the AD-M is responsible for training of the Defense Acquisition Workforce and activities in support of the Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution process for a directed, funded effort that provides a new, improved, or continuing capability (systems, service) in response to an approved need.

Component Acquisition Executive

AD-MGMT/CAE is comprised of five divisions including Administration & Management, Acquisition, Strategy & Innovation, Education &Training and Research and Development. In addition to these areas, the Department directly oversees the DHA transition plan as it assumes authority, direction, and control of all military medical treatment facilities within the DOD. Our goal is to optimize processes in order to improve the efficiency of medical support while minimizing costs and maximizing medical readiness.

  • Acquisition Planning Support Office
  • DHA Business Opportunities Office
  • JPM Medical Modeling and Simulation
  • JPM Pharmaceuticals, Devices and Medical Support Systems
  • System Engineering
  • Test and Evaluation
  • Virtual Health

Mission and Vision


The J-4 of the Defense Health Agency, an acquisition agency, leads an MHS integrated system of acquisition and procurement services, delivering the quadruple aim:  increased readiness, better health, better care, and lower costs.


Unified and Ready Acquisition.

Last Updated: July 09, 2024
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