Ms. Juliet Beyler
U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa
Ms. Juliet Beyler assumed the position as inaugural Executive Director for U.S. Naval Forces Europe and Africa in July 2020. In this capacity, she serves as the senior civilian executive and principal advisor to the Commander responsible for policy, strategy, governance, and business management. She leads efforts in future year defense planning, resource programming, and investment strategy to ensure effective support to the more than 43,000 Navy and Marine Corps uniformed, civilian, and contractor personnel who daily conduct the full range of maritime and security operations throughout the European and African theaters.
Prior to this assignment, Ms. Beyler served as the Assistant Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education, and as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Military Manpower and Personnel) driving efforts to modernize and transform Navy and Marine Corps personnel policies and systems. She has held multiple other Senior Executive Service positions in the Office of the Secretary of Defense – to include as the Principal Director for Force Resiliency, the Director of Officer and Enlisted Personnel Management, and as the Secretary of Defense’s Special Assistant for Flag and General Officer matters.
Before re-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. She served as a Korean cryptologic linguist and intelligence analyst for ten years before receiving her commission as one of the Marine Corps’ first female combat engineer officers. Over the course of her 23-year Marine Corps career, she completed numerous deployments around the world to locations such as Thailand, Russia, Haiti, the Philippines, and the Balkans. She commanded three times and served two combat tours in Iraq as a commanding officer and 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.
Ms. Beyler has received various awards throughout her career, all of which are a reflection of the opportunities she has had to be part of amazing teams of Service members and civilians.