Lieutenant Laura Rayburn, U.S. Coast Guard, serves as SSLA’s Secretary. In this role,
she is responsible for maintaining records of official business and ensuring documents are retained, organized, and available as needed.
Laura enlisted in the Coast Guard in 2009, spending six years as a Marine Science
Technician before earning a commission via Officer Candidate School in 2015. She is now on a dual-track career path with a primary operational specialty in Prevention and a secondary track in Finance.
As a prior enlisted officer, Laura understands the value of deckplate leadership and
aims to make this a central part of her service. After attending her first SSLA Joint
Women’s Leadership Symposium in 2019, she came away with a renewed interest in making the military a more welcoming place for women to serve their country and
maintains that as a primary motivation today.
Laura holds a Bachelor of Science in Biological Science from Mississippi State
University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas. Her
hobbies include reading and writing, trying new foods and recipes, engaging in all
manner of outdoor activities, and cheering for her beloved Mississippi State Bulldogs.
Connect with her at email@example.com.