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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
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)