Last week, Director Kerlikowske welcomed Marilyn Quagliotti on board as ONDCP's Deputy Director for Supply Reduction. Deputy Director Quagliotti will oversee and coordinate the Obama Administration’s efforts to reduce illegal drug cultivation in source countries and interdict the flow of dangerous drugs in transit to the United States. Deputy Director Quagliotti will also work closely other US government agencies and foreign partners to coordinate international efforts to disrupt drug trafficking organizations and to bring their leaders to justice.
Deputy Director previously served 32 years in the United States Army, rising to the rank of Major General. She was the first woman to attain the rank of General Officer in the Signal Corps and first woman to command a battalion in a combat division. As an Army officer, she served multiple tours throughout the continental United States, South Korea, Germany and Panama. In Panama, she was the Brigade Commander, in command of a unit supporting interdiction efforts to stop the flow of illegal drugs into the United States. Deputy Director Quagliotti holds a M.S degree from the National War College in National Security Strategy and a B.S. degree from the Louisiana State University.
We are pleased to welcome such a dedicated public servant to the ONDCP leadership team.