Mr. Michael E. Reheuser - Executive Director, U.S. Army Headquarters Services

Mr. Michael E. Reheuser

Executive Director, U.S. Army Headquarters Services

Mr. Michael E. Reheuser assumed the duties of Executive Director, U.S. Army Headquarters Services in the Office of the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army on 18 November 2013. As Executive Director, Mr. Reheuser is responsible for a wide range of administrative and support services for Headquarters, Department of the Army and other Department of Defense (DoD) activities. The administrative and support services include travel and transportation; security and safety; records management and declassification; visual information services; space and building management; printing and publishing; and morale, welfare, and recreation.

Mr. Reheuser previously served as Director of the Defense Privacy and Civil Liberties Office (DPCLO) and as DoD’s Deputy Senior Official for Privacy and Deputy Civil Liberties Officer. His duties included advising the Office of the Secretary of Defense on all significant privacy and civil liberties matters involving the Department. Before his time with DPCLO, Mr. Reheuser was an Associate Deputy General Counsel in the DoD Office of General Counsel, handling complex civil litigation matters, particularly involving the Freedom of Information Act. In addition to his litigation cases, Mr. Reheuser served as legal advisor to the Defense Privacy Office.

Before joining DoD, Mr. Reheuser was a partner in the law firm of Jordan Coyne and Savits, L.L.P., based in Washington, DC, and Fairfax, Virginia. He received the Martindale Hubbell “AV” rating, the highest peer rating the organization awards. For more than 15 years, he represented companies in a variety of civil litigation matters in hundreds of cases.

Mr. Reheuser is a Colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. He has spent more than 30 years as a Marine officer, including a deployment to Southwest Asia in support of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. He has been selected for two command tours.

Mr. Reheuser supports a variety of volunteer activities. He has served as the lay leader of his church's Lenten appeal, overseeing the collection of more than $3 million for needy families in Northern Virginia. Since he began working at DoD, he has coordinated his office’s annual participation in the Tyler Elementary School Christmas Toy drive, which provides toys and books to underprivileged children.


  • Oct 2005 – Present: Colonel, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve
  • Jul 2010 - Nov 2013: Director, Defense Privacy and Civil Liberties Office (DPCLO)
  • Aug 2005 - Jul 2010: Associate Deputy General Counsel, DoD Office of the General Counsel


  • Juris Doctorate, Columbus School of Law, The Catholic University of America, 1986
  • Bachelor of Science, Finance and Economics, Lehigh University, 1983


  • Government Privacy Professional, International Association of Privacy Professionals, 2011
  • Licensed by the Bars of Virginia and the District of Columbia


  • Legion of Merit
  • Meritorious Service Medal
  • Joint Service Commendation Medal
  • Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal
  • Navy-Marine Corps Achievement Medal
  • Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal
  • Combat Action Ribbon