List of Senior U.S. Liaison Officers at CSE
SUSLOs are assigned by NSA to all of the Five Eyes SIGINT agencies, with the various SUSLOs distinguished from one another by suffixes. The SUSLO assigned to Canada is known as the SUSLO/O, for Ottawa.
The photo above shows Velva Klaessy, who served as SUSLO/O from 1970 to 1971. Klaessy was the first woman to serve as SUSLO at any location.
|Lt. Robert Carl, USN (Acting)||1950||1950|
|Maj. Oval Jones, USAF||1950||1952|
|LCdr. Arthur Conant, USN||1952||1953|
|Maj. Robert Morin, USAF||1953||1955|
|Maj. Ralph Barch, USA||1955||1958|
|LCol. Robert Maurer, USA||1958||1960|
|Donna Marie Barbano||2008||2011|
The SUSLO identities from 1950 to 1974 are from a recently released version of History of CBNRC (Access release A-2015-00045). The more recent identities were assembled by me from public domain materials, with invaluable assistance from U.S. intelligence historian Matthew Aid, and may still contain some errors. I haven't included the current SUSLO/O on the list.
For earlier compilations of CSE's own liaison officers, the CANSLOs, see here and here.