Renée Bryant the wife of retired Army Brigadier General Albert Bryant, Jr. and was an internally high profile military families advocate in the late 1980s and 1990s, helping to craft the Army's Family Support Group (FSG) structure. As wife of BG Bryant, Bryant served as "first lady" and FSG leader for the 4th Battalion, 67th Armored Division in Friedberg, Germany and 3rd Brigade Combat Team at Ft. Riley, Kansas, whilst her BG Bryant commanded those organizations. When BG Bryant served as Assistant Division Commander of the 4th Infantry Division and Deputy Commander of Fort Knox, Kentucky, Bryant served previous roles as advisor for multiple community groups and, when needed, official hostess for the Army, the unit, and the posts, alongside other senior spouses.
Formerly Renée Saxton, Bryant daughter of retired Army and Illinois National Guard Brigadier General Richard Saxton. She is the recipient of the Order of St. Joan D'Arc Medallion, a member of the Honorable Order of Molly Pitcher, and recipient of two of the Department of the Army's highest Civilian Honors, the Outstanding Civilian Service Award and Commander's Award for Public Service.
In the 1990s, Bryant was featured in the European edition of the Stars and Stripes (though her first mention in the Stars and Stripes was in 1970, when, as a teenaged dependent, then-Renee Saxton spoke on civil rights at an educational program in Heidelberg, Germany). Bryant gave numerous speeches and remarks as a senior military spouse, but has withdrawn largely military public life since the 2008 retirement of her husband.