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Spotlight on Women: RDML Susan BryerJoyner, USN

RDML Susan BryerJoyner, USN is currently the Deputy Director, Command, Control, Communications, and Computer/Cyber Systems, J-6, Joint Staff. She has had a remarkable career in communications in the United States Navy which has taken her all around the world.

A navy admiral in a black dress uniform posing in front of a US and USN flag.
RDML Susan BryerJoyner, USN (Photo Credit: USN)

RDML BryerJoyner was born in Savanna Georgia. She received her commission through the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. There, she earned a Bachelor of Science in Materials Engineering. She later earned her Master of Science in Computer Science from the Naval Postgraduate School and a Master of Science in Government Information Leadership from the National Defense University.

BryerJoyner completed tours around the world, including to the Norwegian Sea, Mediterranean and Arabian Seas, Western and South Pacific Ocean, and Iraq. Her fleet assignments included the USS George Washington, the USS Blue Ridge, and the USS Harry S. Truman. Shore assignments included the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Naval Network Warfare Command, Naval Computer Telecommunications Area Master Station, Mediterranean, and Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station, Far East. Joint tours included U.S. Pacific Command, Joint Warfare Analysis Center, MultiNational Force Iraq, and U.S. Cyber Command. She also served as the Navy Enterprise Networks and Cybersecurity Division Director, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations.

As a naval officer, BryerJoyner earned many personal and unit awards. These included the Defense Superior Service Medal, legion of Merit Medal, Bronze Start Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, and Navy Meritorious Service Medal. She was also a recipient of the Copernicus Award in 2001 and 2006. Those who have severed with BryerJoyner speak highly of here commitment and character.

RDML BryerJoyner is scheduled to speak at the upcoming AFCEA West Panel: “How are We Enabling Our Information Policies, Systems, Processes, and Warfighters to Ensure Decision Superiority?” set for Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at 2:30 PM. We are looking forward to hearing her thoughts along with many other talented leaders in the Navy, Coast Guard, and Marines at this year’s AFCEA West.



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