Mr. Judd Lyons, a member of the Senior Executive Service, was appointed as Deputy Assistant Secretary of
Defense, Reserve Integration on February 17, 2019. He serves as the principal staff assistant and
advisor to the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Manpower & Reserve Affairs) with specific responsibility
for ensuring seamless integration of reserve affairs across the DoD. He provides strategic engagement on
all Reserve Component (RC) matters, including liaison with the Reserve Forces Policy Board, the RC
Chiefs, and the Council of Governors. Further, he is responsible for proactive leadership of DoD
Innovative Readiness Training Program, STARBASE program, National Guard Youth ChalleNGe, Junior Reserve
Officers Training Corps policy, TRICARE Reserve Select policy, Full Time Support policy, Key Employee
policy, International RC Programs, RC Mobilization Authority policy, as well as, RC Materiel policy
including National Guard and Reserve Equipment Account (NGREA) and RC Facilities policy. Mr. Lyons
provides policy oversight and guidance to the missions of the Defense Personnel and Family Support
Center (DPFSC). He previously served as DPFSC Director from August 7, 2017.
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 statuses, 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. Ted Graham graduated in 1986 from Cal State Long Beach. He attended Aviation Officer Candidate School and
his commission in January 1987. In August 1988 he earned his wings and was selected to fly the F-14 Tomcat
Miramar. He completed two West Pac Deployments onboard the USS Nimitz to the Persian Gulf, which included
in Desert Storm and Southern Watch. He then transitioned to the F/A-18 and served as the Officer in Charge
of VFA-204 at
NAS New Orleans where he completed an additional deployment onboard USS Nimitz. For the last eleven years he
for Personnel & Readiness as the Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Readiness Programming &
Acting Principal Deputy (Reserve Programming) and (Materiel & Facilities), and Director. He is currently the
Deputy for Manpower and Reserve Affairs (Reserve Integration). Additional assignments include: Special
Assistant to the
Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Reserve Affairs, Commanding Officer of VFC 13, NAS Fallon, F-5
Model Manager, and Carrier Air Wing Operations Officer. Mr. Graham has been married to his wife Kathleen for
They have two married children, and a grandson. He received a Master in Public Administration from
University of Texas
in 2008, a Master in National Resource Strategy from the Eisenhower School in 2010, and a Certificate in
Leadership from Georgetown University in 2006.