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Directorate of Management
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Directorate of Management


Delivering a highly agile, enabling, and secure Joint Staff operating environment; physical and virtual.

About the Directorate of Management

The Directorate of Management (DOM) is part of the Office of the Director of the Joint Staff.  The Director reports to the Vice Director of the Joint Staff and serves as the Director of the Joint Staff’s principal advisor on enterprise mission support and management operations. The Director also acts as the Joint Staff’s principal planner, director, and representative on all mission support and management matters.

The DOM supervises all facility and security operations at 18 locations throughout the Continental United States, with special emphasis on those that serve as nodes of the National Military Command System with a staff of civilians, uniformed military, and contractor professionals.  The DOM supervises, administers, and integrates all enterprise decision support systems, processes, and procedures to meet Department of Defense (DoD) and Title 10, U.S. Code requirements for accountability, standardization, execution, and reporting.  

These objectives are completed through the following tasks:

  • Advising and assisting the Director of the Joint Staff on legislative, policy, budgetary, and operational matters related to
    facilities management.
  • Overseeing the management and implementation of the Joint Staff security program.
  • Overseeing the management and implementation of the Joint Staff Action Processing program and the Information and
    Records Management Program.
  • Overseeing all financial resources allocated to the Joint Staff, and all Joint Staff planning, programming,
    budgeting and execution processes.
  • Overseeing the management and implementation of the Joint Staff logistics and official travel programs.
  • Overseeing the management and performance of the Joint Staff information architecture.
  • Overseeing the Joint Staff Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Program
  • Overseeing the National Military Command Center’s physical facilities.

DOM Leadership

Catherine R. Zakary, Director, Directorate of Management | Biography

Col. Lenora German, Deputy Director, Directorate of Management/RA Program Manager


Catherine R. Zakary
Director, Directorate of Management