Our Staff

ABMC has a civil service complement of 80 positions, more than 50 of which are located overseas in our 26 cemeteries in 10 countries and the overseas operations office located in Paris, France. The U.S. headquarters is located in Arlington, Virginia.


Robert J. Dalessandro

Robert J. Dalessandro, Acting Secretary 

John Wessels, Chief Operating Officer

Pat Harris, Executive Assistant 

Michael G. Conley, Chief of Staff 

Alison Bettencourt, Director of Public Affairs

Edwin Fountain, General Counsel

Mike Knapp, Chief of Historical Services 

Jennifer Li, Chief Information Officer 

Christine Philpot, Chief Financial Officer 

Jamilyn Smyser, Chief of Human Resources and Administration 

Thomas R. Sole, Chief of Engineering and Strategic Plans