Ms. Virginia (Vee) Penrod, assumed the duties of Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Personnel Policy on October 6, 2010. A member of the Senior Executive Service, she is responsible for recruiting, retention, compensation, travel and the related human resource management for the 1.4 million active duty military members of the U.S. Armed Services.
She has also served as a member of the Senior Executive Service in the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Military Personnel Policy for over four years. Most recently, she served as the Acting Principal Director and Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy from April through September, 2010. Her awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit and Defense Superior Service Medal.