RDML SUSAN “Sue” L. Dunlap, USMS
RDML Dunlap is a native of Philadelphia, Pa. She attended Northwestern University on an NROTC scholarship and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature She is a graduate of the Naval War College, where she earned a Master's Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies with a single area focus on Africa. She also earned a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif. She was a distinguished graduate of the Surface Warfare Officers School Basic Course, and her initial assignment was to USS CANOPUS (AS-34), where she served as Navigator and Auxiliaries Officer.
A distinguished graduate of the Surface Warfare Officers Department Head Course, she was assigned as Chief Engineer of the USS JASON (AR-8). She also served at sea as Executive Officer of USS RUSHMORE (LSD-47), Navigator of the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS BOXER (LHD-4); and Chief Staff Officer of Amphibious Squadron THREE, embarked onboard USS BONHOMME RICHARD (LHD-6).
Dunlap commanded Assault Craft Unit ONE, Training Center San Diego, and Sealift Logistics Command Far East. Ashore, she served at the Bureau of Naval Personnel, Naval Air Forces, Pacific Fleet, and Naval Forces Europe/Africa.
Her personal awards include the Legion of Merit (two gold stars), the Meritorious Service Medal (three gold stars), the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three gold stars), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and various other campaign and service ribbons.