Ms. Juliet Beyler serves as the Principal Director, Force Resiliency located in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel & Readiness. Ms. Beyler acts as the principal staff advisor and first assistant to the Executive Director for all assigned and implied duties, responsibilities and authorities of the office. The Office of Force Resiliency develops policies, provides oversight, and integrates activities in the areas of sexual assault prevention and response, suicide prevention, diversity management, equal opportunity, drug demand reduction and other personnel risk reduction efforts, and for Department of Defense collaborative efforts with the Department of Veterans’ Affairs. Additionally, Ms. Beyler is the principal staff advisor to the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness and the Secretary of Defense for policies governing the assignment of women in the Armed Forces.
Ms. Beyler works with counterparts from across the entire Department of Defense, including the Office of the Secretary of Defense; the Military Departments (to include the Chiefs/Directors of Service Reserve Components); the Joint Staff; the Chief, National Guard Bureau; the Defense Agencies; the Combatant Commands; staff members from other Executive Branch Departments, and Members of Congress.
Prior to assuming this position, Ms. Beyler served as the Director of Officer & Enlisted Personnel Management, a component of the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Personnel Policy. She developed and managed Department of Defense lifecycle policies and programs relating to overall management of the officer and enlisted force. She also served as the focal point and Special Assistant to the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel & Readiness for all general and flag officer matters.
Before joining the Department of Defense, Ms. Beyler served as a Senior Policy Advisor in the office of U.S. Senator Jim Webb of Virginia from 2008-2011 where she was responsible for liaison to the Senate Committees on Armed Services and Veterans Affairs, and for oversight of defense, veterans affairs, homeland security, intelligence, and appropriation issues.
A native of Chicago, Ms. Beyler enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1984 and served as an enlisted Korean Cryptologic Linguist and Intelligence Analyst for ten years prior to receiving her commission as a Combat Engineer Officer through the Marine Corps Enlisted Commissioning Education Program. Over the course of her 23-year Marine Corps career, she completed numerous deployments around the world, commanding three times and served two combat tours in Iraq as a Commanding Officer and Engineer Battalion Operations Officer.
Ms. Beyler graduated magna cum laude from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a degree in Economics and completed a graduate certificate program in non-profit executive management with Georgetown University.