Karen E. Dyson
Lieutenant General, U. S. Army, Retired
Karen Dyson culminated her military career in 2017 as Military Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Financial Management & Comptroller), the most senior military officer responsible for budget and financial management, enabling the Army’s global operations during war, technology escalation and shifting world order.
During her career she had the honor of leading troops in Europe and Southwest Asia during times of war and peace. Her staff experience incudes financial and budget support at The White House and the U.S. Army Headquarters, Pentagon. Under her command in Iraq and surrounding countries, her Brigade initiated e-banking for Iraqi vendors, emplaced stored value cards for soldiers across the battlefield, and refined money movement intelligence reporting. As a comptroller, General Dyson led reviews and acquired funding for resourcing operations in the aftermath of 9-11. She led resource reductions imposed by Congressionally-mandated sequestration, stabilizing a complex, unpredictable resource environment across the Army.
General Dyson earned many awards, but is most proud of Meritorious Unit Commendations reflecting exceptional team accomplishments in increasingly challenging missions supporting our nation in times of war.
General Dyson currently serves as a Director on the Board of USAA Federal Savings Bank. Her board director experience includes the boards of the Army and Air Force Exchange Service and the Defense Commissary Agency.