Mr. F. Michael Sena is the Acting Director, Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness) (USD (P&R), Department of Defense (DoD). Prior to his current assignment he served as the Director of External and Internal Relations for Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Civilian Personnel Policy, USD (P&R).
Mr. Sena has more than 33 years of experience in human resources (with emphasis on labor relations, employee relations, classification and equal employment opportunity) and diversity and inclusion management. Mr. Sena is a certified mediator and most recently received certification in strategic diversity and inclusion management from Georgetown University. He previously served as the Chief of Staff for the former DoD Civilian Personnel Management Service (now Defense Civilian Personnel Advisory Service) where he specialized in congressional and legislative requirements. Prior to his Office of the Secretary of Defense work experience, he served as a senior staff member with the Headquarters Air Staff Civilian Personnel Directorate, United States Department of the Air Force; appointed as an EEO Complaint Investigator and Mediator for the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, Air Force Appellate and Review Agency; and served as a Human Resources Specialist at Kirtland, Air Force Base, New Mexico.
Mr. Sena was awarded a Master's Degree from the National Defense University, Industrial College of the Armed Forces and holds a B.B.A. (cum laude) from Eastern New Mexico University. Additionally, Mr. Sena has completed various leadership courses, including the Air Force Squadron Officer School, U.S. Office of Personnel Management Federal Executive Institute, and the DoD Leadership and Management Program. Mr. Sena has completed additional graduate courses at American University and Georgetown University - both in Washington, DC.
Mr. Sena is a member of various DoD and Inter-Agency Government Human Resources committees; received numerous merit awards; and is a past member of the International Personnel Management Association.