Jan retired from the U.S. Navy in the fall of 2012. Her military career focused on the employment of telecommunications, space and computer systems to make information available for command and control and to enhance decision making at all levels of the chain of command. She served as commanding officer both of a regional telecommunications and networking site in the southeast United States and of a major information hub in Italy supporting military communications from Iceland to Iraq. Her Washington, DC service included providing analytic support to the Chief of Naval Operations to validate and justify Navy investments in space, cyber and information programs. During a one year assignment in Baghdad, Iraq she played a key role in untangling information disconnects and made substantive contributions to the Coalition Force’s second campaign plan. As a flag officer she directed the global operations of the Navy’s offensive and defensive cyber forces, served as the director of the North American Aerospace Defense/U.S. Northern Command telecommunications and computer networking efforts, served as Vice Director for Command, Control and Computer Systems on the Joint Staff and was Deputy Chief Information Officer for the Department of Defense’s operational telecommunications and computer networks and cyber technology infrastructure. She was the senior officer and community leader for the Navy’s Information Professional officer corps. Her highest military award is the Defense Distinguished Service Medal. She holds master’s degrees in the Management of Information Systems, Business Administration and National Security and Strategic Studies. She speaks and consults in the arena of cyber technologies and leadership.