The 1st Asian American Woman National Security Agency Code Breaker and Intelligence Analyst Section Chief
In 1947 SAC went to work for The National Security Agency in WashingtonD.C. She worked her way through the agency to become a code breaker and intelligence analyst. During the Cold War, she was in charge of a think tank of over 300 agents working in the Russia section. Many of these agents were from Ivy League schools. The girl from San Diego State was their boss. One of the programs she was involved with was studying how Russians learned English to assist agents in deciphering codes in Southeast Asia. For many years SAC had the highest security clearance of any Asian person in the United States. She received a Fellowship from the National Security Agency to study at the University of Southern California in 1956. Her study area was Indo-china. Susan worked on many top secret projects for the Department of Defense and other intelligence agencies during her service with the United States government until 1959.
1956 NSA Fellowship receipients. SAC went to USC to research Indo-China
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