Lieutenant General Susan Lawrence joins Board of Advisors

Lieutenant General Susan Lawrence, USA (ret.) has joined the MVAT Foundation Board of Advisors. Today, Gen. Lawrence is Managing Director for Armed Forces at Accenture Federal Services. Prior to that she was a senior vice president at Booz Allen Hamilton. In October 2013, she completed a 41-year career in the United States Army.

Gen. Lawrence’s military positions included Army Chief Information Officer/G-6 where she reported directly to the Secretary of the Army for setting strategic direction and objectives, and supervised all Army C4 (command, control, communications, and computers) and IT functions. As the G-6, Gen. Lawrence supported the Chief of Staff of the Army and Army Staff in performing information management, network operations (including computer network defense), force structure, and the equipping and employment of signal forces. As CIO/G-6, Gen. Lawrence oversaw a $10 billion IT annual budget. Her penultimate command was serving as Commanding General, U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command/9th Signal Command (Army), Ft. Huachuca, Ariz.

Gen. Lawrence’s previous commands included serving as the Commanding General, 5th Signal Command, while also serving as the CIO/Assistant Chief of Staff, G-6 for the United States Army Europe and Seventh Army (USAREUR). She commanded the 7th Signal Brigade, 5th Signal Command, prior to serving as Chief of Staff and Vice Director, J-6, Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon. Gen. Lawrence also served as the Director, Command and Control, Communications and Computer Systems, J-6, United States Central Command.

Originally from Ida Grove, Iowa, Gen. Lawrence enlisted in the Army in 1972, and received her commission as a Second Lieutenant in June 1979. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from Campbell University in North Carolina and holds a Master’s degree in Information Systems Management from the University of Georgia.