CJ Jaynes

Meet CJ Jaynes, Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy, Retired

“Don’t let anyone tell you what you can and can’t do, especially young girls who shy away from science. The opportunities are there but you must seek them out.”

  • Executive Technical Advisor, Raytheon Technologies
  • Former Program Executive Officer of Air Anti-Submarine Warfare, Assault and Special Missions Programs
  • Former Commander of Fleet Readiness Center, and Assistant Commander for Logistics & Industrial Ops
  • Former Program Manager PMA-202 (Aircrew Systems) and PMA-213 (Naval Air Traffic Management Systems)
  • Former Officer-in-Charge, Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Detachment, Lemoore CA
  • Former Aeronautical Maintenance Duty Officer

CJ Jaynes was a senior upon arrival to NAS Patuxent River and was well respected within the community. She expresses gratitude to the mentors who, regardless of gender, took her under their wings and helped her find acceptance and success in the military. Jaynes often works with youth groups and advises them to follow their hearts and pursue careers in the military and STEM.