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Selected for reassignment as Assistant Chief, Army Reserve, Office of the Chief of Army Reserve, Headquarters, Department of the Army, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

Barbara A. Sisson, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Director of Logistics, Installations and Mission Support, Headquarters Air Education and Training Command, Joint Base San Antonio Randolph, Texas. The directorate provides maintenance engineering, supply, transportation, civil engineering, and security forces support for 12 bases. The directorate also oversees plans and policies supporting integration of new weapons systems into the command inventory, including the F-22A, CV-22, C-130J, F-35 and TH-1H.

Ms. Sisson graduated first in her Naval ROTC class at the University of Notre Dame and was commissioned an ensign in the Civil Engineer Corps in 1980. Her active-duty assignments included tours with Navy Public Works Center; Construction Battalions, Atlantic; and the Civil Engineer Corps Officer School. As a Navy Reservist, Ms. Sisson served in numerous leadership positions, most recently as the Chief of Staff and Deputy Engineer for USCENTCOM's Logistics Directorate. She has also served as Commander, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 23; Commander, Contingency Engineering Unit, Atlantic; Commodore, 3rd Naval Construction Regiment; and Commander, Theater Contingency Engineering Management, U.S. Southern Command.

Ms. Sisson has more than 25 years of federal service, including assignments with Naval Facilities Engineering Command, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. Army, and the Central Command. She has also performed considerable engineering consulting work in the private sector.

1980 Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Ind.
1997 Master of Science degree in national resource strategy, National Defense University, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
1997 Department of Defense Senior Acquisition Course, Defense Acquisition University, Washington, D.C.
2009 Air Force Senior Executive Warfighter Perspective Seminar, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2009 Air Force Enterprise Leadership Seminar, Kenan-Flagler Business School at University of North Carolina, N.C.
2010 Program for Senior Managers in Government, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
2010 Leadership at the Peak, Center for Creative Leadership, Colorado Springs, Colo.
2012 Executive Program in Logistics and Technology, Kenan-Flagler Business School at University of North Carolina


1. 1980 - 1985, Civil Engineer Corps officer, U.S. Navy, Norfolk, Va.
2. 1985 - 1987, professor of Public Works Management, Civil Engineer Corps Officer School, Port Hueneme, Calif.
3. 1987 - 1988, Project Manager and Program Engineer, Military Construction Division, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Alexandria, Va.
4. 1988 - 1991, Program Manager and Senior Project Engineer, The Harris Group, Inc., Reston, Va.
5. 1991 - 1992, facilities management engineer, U.S. Department of Energy, Washington, D.C.
6. 1992 - 1993, senior management analyst, Environmental Restoration and Waste Management Programs, Business Management Systems Review Team, Department of Energy, Washington, D.C.
7. 1993 - 1996, senior management analyst and executive assistant to the Associate Deputy Secretary for Field Management and the acting Chief Financial Officer, Department of Energy, Washington, D.C. (1994, acting Deputy Director, Office of Science Education Programs, Department of Energy, Washington, D.C.) 
8. 1997 - 1998, Project Controls Officer for Defense Programs, Accelerator Production of Tritium Program, Tritium Project Office, Department of Energy, Washington, D.C.
9. 1998 - 2001, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Buildings, State and Community Programs, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy, Washington, D.C.
10. 2001 - 2003, Manager, Readiness Reviews and Management Assessments; and Manager, Marketing and Business Development for Energy Programs, Bechtel National, Inc. and Bechtel Infrastructure, McLean, Va. 
11. 2003 - 2006, Associate Administrator for Research, Demonstration and Innovation, Federal Transit Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, Washington, D.C.
12. 2006 - 2007, Chief of Staff and Deputy Engineer and Engineering Division Chief, Logistics Directorate, Headquarters U.S. Central Command, MacDill AFB, Fla.
13. 2007 - 2008, Director of Installation Services, Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management, Headquarters Department of the Army, Washington, D.C.
14. 2008 - 2011, Director, Resources and Analysis (J8), Headquarters USCENTCOM, MacDill AFB, Fla.
15. 2011 - present, Director of Logistics, Installations and Mission Support, Headquarters Air Education and Training Command, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas

Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit Award
Meritorious Service Medal
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Navy Commendation Medal
Navy Achievement Medal
Research and Writing Excellence Award, Navy League of the United States
1995 Equal Employment Opportunity Award, Department of Energy
Army Meritorious Civilian Service Award
2010 Department of Defense Distinguished Civilian Service Award
CJCS Joint Distinguished Civilian Service Award

Seabee Combat Warfare Specialist designation

Society of American Military Engineers
Board of Directors, Seabee Memorial Scholarship Association
Board of Directors, Seabee/Civil Engineer Corps Historical Society
American Society of Military Comptrollers
Logistics Officer Association
National Defense Transportation Association
Senior Executives Association
Association for Women in Aviation Maintenance

(Current as of March 2014)


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