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Sara Joyner

A 1989 Naval Academy graduate, Vice Adm. Sara Joyner became the first woman to command an F/A-18 squadron (2007) and the first to command a carrier air wing (2013). During her career, she made several extended deployments in support of Operations Southern Watch, Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. Married to a former strike fighter pilot and tactics instructor, and as a mother of two children, she provides inspiration and mentorship regarding managing dual military careers with a family. She currently serves as director, force structure, resources and assessment, J8, JCS (2023).

Last Updated: 29 March 2023



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