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Susan Yarwood


Deputy Director, Washington Headquarters Services

Ms. Susan Yarwood currently serves as the Deputy Director of WHS. In this capacity, she oversees the administrative and operational support services enabling senior Department of Defense (DoD) officials to develop, promulgate, and measure the effectiveness of DoD policy. Her portfolio includes, but is not limited to, acquisition and procurement management support, facility and property management, executive correspondence services, security adjudication, financial and performance management, human resource management, information technology and telecommunications, policy development, and administrative services.

Susan A. Yarwood has served as a member of the Senior Executive Service since May 2006 and served as the Director of the WHS Human Resources Directorate (HRD) from December 2011 to August 2015. As Director of HRD, Ms. Yarwood oversaw the provision of human resources and personnel security services to the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), several Defense Agencies and DoD Field Activities.

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

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