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Susan Yarwood


Director, Human Resources Directorate

Susan A. Yarwood has served as a member of the Senior Executive Service since May 2006 and was selected to serve as the Director, Human Resources Directorate (HRD) in December 2011. She oversees provision of human resources and personnel security services to the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), several Defense Agencies and DoD Field Activities. HRD’s responsibilities include; personnel security adjudications, appeals, and policy development, managing the Combined Federal Campaign. In addition, Ms. Yarwood works with others in a DoD-wide policy development role, providing advice on emerging initiatives affecting policy, service delivery, and collaboration.

Ms. Yarwood earned her BA in Psychology, Business Minor, UC Berkeley and her MA in Public Administration, with distinction from American University.

For additional directorate information, visit the Human Resources Directorate page.

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