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BARBARA J. BARGER

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Barbara J. Barger, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Air Force Senior Language Authority and Deputy Director, Force Development, Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower and Personnel, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. She serves as the Air Force Senior Language Authority responsible for establishing policy and providing oversight of the Air Force's culture, language and regional programs. As Deputy Director, she is responsible for developing the strategies, policies, systems and oversight needed to ensure more than 675,000 Airmen are ready to accomplish their missions. She oversees the Air Force senior leader development program and provides Headquarters U.S. Air Force oversight and support to the U.S. Air Force Academy and also oversees the Diversity Office for the Air Force.

Ms. Barger entered federal civil service in 1978 as a personnel specialist at Newark Air Force Base, Ohio. She has held a variety of personnel line and staff positions throughout the Air Force, including serving as the 5th Air Force Director of Personnel at Yokota Air Base, Japan; the Deputy Director, Directorate of Personnel, Headquarters Air Force Space Command; and Deputy Director of Force Management Policy, Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower and Personnel, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.

Prior to her current assignment, she served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Force Management Integration, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, Washington, D.C. In that position, she provided guidance and oversight in the development of strategic plans, policies, and legislative initiatives impacting Air Force military and civilian human resource functions and activities.

EDUCATION
1972 Bachelor of Arts degree in social psychology, Ohio Northern University, Ada
1973 Master of Arts degree in librarianship, University of Denver, Colo.
1982 Air Command and Staff College, by seminar
1983 Master of Arts degree in management, Troy State University
1987 Air War College, by seminar
1993 Certificate, Asian Studies, University of Maryland
1995 Congressional Fellowship, American Political Science Foundation, Washington, D.C.
1997 Team Leader, Executive Leadership Course, Department of Defense Executive Leadership Development Program, Washington, D.C.
2000 Senior Executive Fellows Program, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
2004 Defense Leadership and Management Program

CAREER CHRONOLOGY
1. August 1978 - June 1981, Position Classification Specialist, Newark AFB, Ohio
2. July 1981 - June 1983, Personnel Management Specialist, Royal Air Force Bentwaters, England
3. July 1983 - November 1984, Personnel Officer, Zweibruecken Air Base, West Germany
4. December 1984 - February 1986, Personnel Officer, Sembach Air Base, West Germany
5. March 1986 - July 1987, Personnel Management Specialist, Headquarters U.S. Air Forces Europe, Ramstein Air Bae, West Germany
6. September 1987 - November 1988, Position Classification and Position Management Program Manager, Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
7. December 1988 - October 1990, Chief, Civilian Personnel Evaluation Team, Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
8. November 1990 - September 1994, Personnel Officer and Director of Civilian Personnel, 5th Air Force, Yokota Air Base, Japan
9. October 1994 - August 1995, Congressional Fellow, American Political Science Association, Washington, D.C.
10. September 1995 - December 1996, Chief, Civilian Personnel Quality Assessment Program, Air Force Personnel Operations Agency, Washington, D.C.
11. January 1997 - July 1997, Personnel Planner, Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
12. August 1997 - June 1999, Chief, End Strength Team, Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
13. July 1999 - October 2005, Deputy Director, Directorate of Personnel, and Chief, Civilian Personnel, Military Equal Opportunity and Family Matters Division, Headquarters Air Force Space Command, Peterson AFB, Colo.
14. October 2005 - June 2008, Deputy Director of Force Management Policy, Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower and Personnel, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
15. June 2008 - October 2009, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Force Management Integration, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, Washington, D.C.
16. October 2009 - December 2010, acting Deputy Director, Force Development, Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower, Personnel and Services, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
17. December 2010-May 2012 Director, Air Force Language, Region and Culture Program 18. June 2102-Present, Director, Air Force Language, Region and Culture Program and Deputy Director, Force Development, Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower, Personnel and Services, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.

AWARDS AND HONORS
1992 Air Force Civilian Personnel Officer of the Year
1994 and 2005 Meritorious Civilian Service Award

(Current as of August 2012)

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