Michael Sorrento

Director of Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC)

Mr. Sorrento, a member of the Senior Executive Service, currently serves as the Director of the Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC), a high performing operational support organization reporting to the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness. DMDC maintains the central repository of 50 million records for military, civilians, retirees, family members, and selected contractors. It is also the central point in the Department of Defense (DoD) for contract data. 

DMDC’s four major business lines include: benefits and entitlements, identity management, decision support, and personnel security/assurance. Over 250 employees and 800 on-site contractors work in Monterey, CA, Arlington, VA, or one of three satellite offices in Germany, South Korea, and Boyers, PA. Additionally, DMDC supports the operations of over 2,000 sites issuing ID cards and over 100 bases using its base access control system around the world, a truly world-wide operation. DMDC’s mission directly supports the security of DoD’s networks, facilities, and personnel across the enterprise for identification of potential fraud and abuse, personnel policies and programs, the delivery of the right benefit to the right person at the right time, and most importantly the DoD’s goal of a life-time relationship with its members and their families. 

Mr. Sorrento began his federal career in 1990 with the Small Business Administration’s Disaster Loan Program. He served in numerous supervisory, management, and executive roles prior to being promoted to the Senior Executive Service in 2010. During his career with SBA, Mr. Sorrento was detailed for several lengthy field duty assignments to assist victims of disaster in their recovery efforts including the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, the Northridge earthquake, and several hurricanes. 

Mr. Sorrento was selected to the position of DMDC Director in November 2016, his third SES appointment within DoD. He previously held the position of Director, Cyber Capabilities and Compliance, AF CIO from September 2014 – November 2016 and Chief Information Officer, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller from October 2010 – August 2014. 

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