Matthew Redding

Matthew Redding

Assistant Director for Industrial Security

Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA)

Matthew D. Redding was named Assistant Director of Industrial Security, Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA), effective February 28, 2022.

In this capacity, Mr. Redding is responsible for managing, directing, and coordinating the day-to-day operations of the industrial security mission.

Prior to joining DCSA, Mr. Redding served as the Deputy Director, Individual Assistance Division in the Federal Emergency Management Agency, where he oversaw annual recovery budgets of over $5 billion and more than 5,000 federal and contracted employees. While at FEMA, he also served as the Director, National Integration Center and deployed to the National Response Coordination Center in support of the COVID-19 national emergency response, serving as the Deputy for Operations, Resource Support Section, coordinating national logistics plans and operations.

Mr. Redding is a retired U.S. Army Colonel, having served 31 years. During his final assignment at National Defense University, August 2018 to January 2020, he served as Assistant Professor of National Security and Resource Strategy, where he was asked to lead development of a new curriculum on Land Domain of Warfare. He created a robust curriculum, examining 21st Century military operations, innovation strategy, national security strategy, national defense strategy, and national cyber strategy; external strategic foreign trade and military field study.

A three-time combat veteran, he was assigned within the United States and overseas, serving in positions of increasing responsibility. His assignments include being the Chief of Current Operations, Strategic Readiness, and Policy, U.S. Army G4, in the Pentagon; Chief of Staff, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, Kaiserslautern, Germany; Commanding Officer, 598th Transportation Brigade, Sembach, Germany; and Commanding Officer, Regional Support Command – Southwest, Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan.

Mr. Redding received a Master’s of Strategic Studies, U.S. Marine Corps University; a Master’s in Supply Chain Management, Smith School of Business, University of Maryland; and a Bachelor’s in Government and Philosophy, St. Lawrence University.

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