B. Lynn Wright
Former Deputy Director of Naval Intelligence
Ms. Wright is the Former Deputy Director of Naval Intelligence and the Director of the Naval Intelligence Activity. In these positions, she supports the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare / Director of Naval Intelligence (OPNAV N2N6) in delivering comprehensive substantive intelligence to Navy leadership, oversees intelligence activities and policy within the Navy, and represents the Navy within the Intelligence Community. She was appointed to the Defense Intelligence Senior Executive Service in June 2013.
Ms. Wright has a background in operational and tactical intelligence and strategic policy development. She has served in various leadership positions in the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), the Joint Staff, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Naval Intelligence, NATO (Afghanistan), theater commands, and combat support agencies.
Ms. Wright graduated from Old Dominion University (1984, BA in political science), George Mason University (2000, MA in telecommunications), and the National Defense University (2012, MS in national resource strategy). She has received awards from the U.S. Navy, the Joint Staff, NATO, DIA, the Secretary of Defense and two Presidential Rank Awards (Meritorious, 2011; Meritorious, 2017).