First civilian to lead the Pentagon’s DSCA reportedly told colleagues overseeing foreign arms sales was her “dream job”
Heidi Grant will leave her position as director of the U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency, which oversees foreign arms sales at the pentagon, on Nov. 6. Before officially stepping down, she has already landed a job overseeing the “defense, space and government services sales teams” at Boeing, and will start work for the aircraft and missile manufacturer just two days later on Nov. 8.
In a press release, Boeing boasted that “Heidi Grant, director of the U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA), has been selected to lead Boeing’s defense, space and government services sales teams. She will join the company Nov. 8 as vice president of Business Development, leading the organization previously known as Global Sales and Marketing (GSM).”
“Heidi brings extensive experience in global strategy and competitive positioning across the life cycle,” Boeing President and CEO Leanna Caret stated. “We look forward to working closely with her as we compete, win and grow our business around the world.”
“In her current role she is responsible for the administration and execution of U.S. Department of Defense security cooperation programs and activities involving defense articles, military training and other defense-related services,” the statement continued. “She began her U.S. Department of Defense career in 1989 and held key roles with the departments of the Navy and Air Force, Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Staff and two combatant commands with assignments from base to headquarters levels, including an overseas assignment.”
Grant, who became the first civilian to lead the DSCA in August 2020, reportedly told colleaguesthat overseeing U.S. foreign arms sales was her “dream job.”
Various U.S. defense manufacturing corporations were confirmed to have employed members of the Chinese Communist party in 2020:
Multiple international news outlet today have confirmed the existence of a list of nearly 2 million Chinese Communist Party members that contains many hundreds of thousands of names of individuals who live and work in the West, including at top defense contractors, medical research and supply companies, financial institutions, and other critical roles throughout the United Kingdom, the United States, and Australia.
In the United Kingdom, and potentially the United States, The Daily Mail confirmed that Rolls Royce, HSBC, Jaguar Land Rover, Boeing, Airbus, French defense contractor Thales, HSBC, Standard Chartere, Pfizer, AstraZeneca and GlaxoSmithKline all employ members of the CCP.