DSCA chief resigns

By Tony Bertuca / October 13, 2021 at 4:19 PM

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency today announced the resignation of director Heidi Grant, one of the top U.S. officials overseeing foreign military sales.

“Director Grant had been considering this transition for some time and believed the moment was right after successfully leading DSCA to its full operational capability phase of organizational transformation on October 1, 15 months after becoming the first permanent DOD civilian to lead DSCA in its 50-year history,” the agency announced.

Deputy Director Jed Royal will become acting DSCA director on Nov. 7.

Grant previously served as the Air Force’s deputy under secretary of international affairs.

It has been reported that Grant spoke critically this week of the U.S. government’s decision to not supply drones to allies in the Middle East, which instead purchased them from China.