Lieutenant Colonel Susan M. Gannon
United States Army Reserves
Lieutenant Colonel Susan Gannon hails from Eden, NY. She served her first assignment in 2003 in Kitzingen, Germany where she deployed to Tikrit, Iraq as an Avenger Platoon leader in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM II. Her next assignment was in Fort Bliss, Texas where she served as an executive officer and battery commander and deployed to Camp As Salayiah, Qatar and Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. In 2009, LTC Gannon was reassigned to The Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia where she served as an exercise and wargame planner and executive assistant.
In 2012, LTC Gannon left active duty and joined the United States Army Reserves. She was deployed to Camp Arifjan, Kuwait as a Civil Affairs Planner, and commanded the 450th Civil Affairs Battalion (Airborne) in White Plains, Maryland. She became a US Army War College Fellow in 2019, assigned to the International Security Studies Program at The Fletcher School, Tufts University. In March 2020, she joined the COVID-19 response team supporting both the university and the medical center through the early days of the pandemic.
LTC Gannon is currently on active duty as the US Central Command Military Assistant to USAID in Washington, DC. In her civilian capacity, she is a Congressional and Strategic Communications analyst for KBR, Inc. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master of Arts in management and leadership from Webster University.