Calvin Nicolas Joyner, 80, a consultant on strategic targeting in the office of the Army's chief of staff for intelligence from 1953 to 1963, died of cardiopulmonary arrest Tuesday at his home in McLean.

A civil engineer, Mr. Joyner had served with the Office of Production Management and the War Production Board in Washington in the early part of World War II.

From 1943 to 1945, he was in charge of the civil lend lease program at American Army headquarters in Chungking, China. For this service, he received a Presidential Citation and Medal for Merit.

From 1946 to 1948, Mr. Joyner was head of the department of commerce in the military government of Korea. He was a representative of this country in the 1947 U.S.-Soviet negotiations on the future of Korea.

He returned to Washington in 1949 and was a strategic target analyst with the Air Force for four years.

Mr. Joyner was born in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. He graduated from Tulane University in New Orleans after serving with the Army Corps of Engineers in World War I.

In 1921, he went to China to construct churches, schools and hospitals for the Southern Methodist Mission. Four years later, he became an engineer in the British Municipal Area in Tientsin, China. He remained in China until 1939, when he joined a construction company in Ruston, La., as an engineer.

Mr. Joyner was a Mason and past master of the Massachusetts Constitution, a life member of the Rotary Club and a fellow of the Americal Society of Civil Engineers.

His first wife, Isabel Powell Joyner, whom he met and married in China, died in 1946.

He is survived by his wife, the former Ruth Newcomer, of the home in McLean; three sons, Nathan S., of Reston, Dr. Powell A., of LaCrosse, Wis., and Nicholas E., of Orange, Calif.; two sisters, Sara Harp of Lake Jackson, Tex., and Mary Wynn Dixon of Belcher, La.; a brother, Dr. Austin L., of Branford, Conn., and eight grandchildren.

The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the Calvin Joyner Memorial at the Hospice of Northern Virginia.