Committee Chair

General (Retired) Janet C. Wolfenbarger, USAF
Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services


  • Chair

Other Positions /
Employment /
Community Involvement

  • Serves on the AECOM board of directors
  • Serves on the KPMG board of directors
  • Trustee for the Falcon Foundation

Prior Military Service
or Affiliation

  • Retired from the U.S. Air Force in 2015 after 35 years
  • Air Force’s first female four-star general
  • Last assignment: Commander, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson AFB

Highest Education

  • Honorary Doctorate, Doctor of Humane Letters, Wright State University
  • Master of Science, National Resource Strategy, National Defense University
  • Master of Science, Aeronautics and Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Bachelor of Science, Engineering Sciences, U.S. Air Force Academy

Achievements /
Awards /

  • Distinguished Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
  • 2017 National Defense University Hall of Fame
  • 2016 Women in Aviation Pioneers Hall of Fame
  • 2015 Air Force Materiel Command Order of the Sword
  • 2014 James Doolittle Award, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Security Studies Program

General Janet Wolfenbarger, USAF, Retired

Janet Wolfenbarger