Deputy Director, Defense Contract Management Agency

Sonya Ebright, SES

Sonya Ebright

As the Deputy Director for the Defense Contract Management Agency, Sonya Ebright oversees a team of 11,000 civilian and military personnel who provide contract administration services for the Defense Department, other federal organizations and international partners. The agency executes contract management responsibilities covering more than 225,000 contracts performed at 15,000 contractor locations worldwide, with a value of $3.5 trillion. In addition, the agency authorizes nearly $900 million in payments to contractors each business day.

Ebright was previously the Executive Director of the DCMA Contracts Directorate at Fort Lee, Virginia. She led over 3,000 contract acquisition professionals in support of DCMA’s mission of delivering more than 400 million items – from fighter jets to fasteners – to the warfighter each year. She served 37 years in the Navy supporting operations and DOD major weapons systems and numerous systems’ components and subsystems.

She served with NATO and most recently commanded DCMA International. Her experience includes multiple jobs in Contracting, Operations, Financial, Logistics, Strategic Management and Special Programs.

Ebright holds a B.S. in English (Summa cum Laude) from the University of Idaho, and an M.S. in Systems Management with a specialty in Contracting from Naval Post Graduate School and an M.S. in Strategic Resourcing from National Defense University, Eisenhower School. She also earned a certification in the Program for Organizational Leadership from Stanford University.

Ebright was awarded the Admiral Edward F. Ney award for outstanding Food Service (USS CANOPUS), the Admiral Elmo R. Zumwalt award for 5 star Combined Quarters Management (Naval Station Everett) and the Admiral Robert F. Batchelder award for significant contribution to Supply readiness for operational forces at sea (USS DAVID R RAY). Ms. Ebright’s military awards and decorations include numerous Defense Service Awards.

(Current as of June 2022)