Major General (Ret.) Barbara Faulkenberry
Barbara Faulkenberry is an independent consultant, having retired in October of 2014 as a Major General in the United States Air Force.
Barbara brings over 30 years of senior leadership in global air and ground logistics, operations, and strategic planning.
Barbara’s military career included a variety of operational positions to include squadron, group, wing, and task force command. She held key command and leadership positions in operations in the Middle East and led as the Director of Mobility Forces for the United States Central Command area during the presidentially-mandated drawdown of forces in Iraq and simultaneous build up in Afghanistan. Her staff assignments include experience in operations, logistics, strategy, international negotiations, governmental affairs, and leadership development.
A graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, Barbara also has Master’s Degrees in Business Administration and National Security.
Publications authored by Barbara include a Report to Congress on military relocation pay advances, a college course on women’s self-defense for the US Air Force Academy, and a Master’s thesis on the Air Force’s strategy document called “Global Reach – Global Power: Air Force Strategic Vision, Past & Future”.
Barbara’s significant military awards include the Airman’s Medal for heroism and the Bronze Star Medal for meritorious service in a combat zone, among others. She has also been presented the Global Citizen Award from Roots of Peace and been recognized as the US Jaycees Ten Outstanding Young Americans. She was the 1991 Air Force Female Athlete of the Year and is a 12-time Military Racquetball champion.