Mr. Judd Lyons, a member of the Senior Executive Service, assumed the duties of Director, Defense Personnel and Family Support Center on August 7, 2017. In this role, he leads Defense-wide efforts to promote and enable the missions of Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program, the Transition to Veteran Program Office, the Federal Voting Assistance Program, and the Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program.
Mr. Lyons retired from the Army as a Major General after 37 years of service at the state and Federal level, in both Title 32 and Title 10 status, serving in a variety of positions of increasing responsibility. His most recent General Officer assignments immediately prior to assuming his current position include Military Deputy to the Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan at the Department of State, as well as his service performing the duties of Director of the Army National Guard. As a Major General, he also served as Adjutant General for the Nebraska National Guard. Mr. Lyons, then a Colonel, deployed to Afghanistan as Commander, 209th Regional Security Assistance Command, Combined Joint Task Force Phoenix V.
Mr. Lyons holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Bellevue University and a Master of Science degree from the U.S. Army War College. He is a graduate of CAPSTONE, George C. Marshall Senior Executive Seminar, National and International Security Course at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, Army Strategic Leadership Development Program, and the Joint Senior Reserve Officer Course.
Mr. Lyons and his spouse, Amy, have three sons. Amy and two of their sons are currently serving Army National Guard Soldiers; all are veterans of overseas contingency operations deployments. Their third son is a currently serving member of the Air National Guard.