Contemporary Conversations: Maj. Gen. Barbara Faulkenberry, Leadership, Service and Global Air Mobility
Maj. Gen. Barbara J. Faulkenberry will visit Webster University’s home campus in Webster Groves on April 15 to share insights into her leadership journey and career in the military. Faulkenberry’s talk, “Leadership, Service and Global Air Mobility,” is part of the Webster University speaker series, Contemporary Conversations for a Connected World.
Since entering the U.S. Air Force in 1982 as a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, Faulkenberry’s career has included a variety of operational and staff positions across the globe. She is currently vice commander, 18th Air Force, Scott Air Force Base, Ill., where Webster University has a campus location.
As Air Mobility Command’s sole warfighting numbered air force, 18th Air Force is responsible for the command’s worldwide operational mission of providing rapid, global mobility and sustainment for America’s armed forces through airlift, aerial refueling, aeromedical evacuation, and contingency response. With more than 37,000 active-duty Airmen, Reservists and civilians and approximately 1,100 aircraft, the 18th Air Force manages the global air mobility enterprise through the 618th Air and Space Operations Center (Tanker Airlift Control Center), 11 wings and two stand-alone groups.
Prior to her current assignment, the general was Director for Logistics, U.S. Africa Command, Stuttgart, Germany, where she served as the principal Logistics adviser to the Commander, U.S. Africa Command, responsible for executing all Department of Defense logistics activities in the U.S. Africa Command area of responsibility. General Faulkenberry was selected by the U.S. Junior Chamber (Jaycees) as a “Ten Outstanding Young Americans” in 1997 and is also a 12-time Military Racquetball champion.
“Leadership, Service and Global Air Mobility”
with Maj. Gen. Barbara J. Faulkenberry
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Webster University, East Academic Building, Room 253/262
545 Garden Avenue
Parking available in the Garden Park Plaza.
RSVP to Nancy Higgins at 314-968-6959 or firstname.lastname@example.org.