LTG Michael Barbero, USA (ret.)

LTG Michael D. Barbero LTG Barbero was commissioned in the Infantry upon graduation from the United States Military Academy in 1976. He is also a graduate of the Command and General Staff Course, the Advance Military Studies Program (SAMS) and the National War College.

As an Infantry officer, LTG Barbero has served in a variety of tactical assignments in Mechanized, Light and Air Assault Infantry units. He has served in the 1st Cavalry Division, 2d Infantry Division, two tours in the101st Airborne Division (AASLT), the 7th Infantry Division, the 10th Mountain Division and the 4th Infantry Division.

LTG Barbero has extensive experience as an Operations Officer, serving as the S3 of two separate Infantry Battalions and as the S3 of an Infantry Brigade. He has also served as the Chief of Current Operations at Division level, as the Deputy Director for Regional Operations in J3 on the Joint Staff, and as the CJ3 of Multi National Forces – Iraq (MNF-I).

He has commanded the 3d Battalion 187th Infantry Battalion, the 2d Brigade 10th Mountain Division, and the Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC) and Fort Polk. Immediately prior to assuming command of MNSTC-I, LTG Barbero commanded the United States Army Infantry Center and Fort Benning, from November 2008 until June 2009.

Other staff assignments include service as the Executive Assistant to the Commander of Joint Forces Command/Supreme Commander Atlantic and the III Corps Chief of Staff.

He has participated in Operation JUST CAUSE, and has served two prior tours in Operation IRAQI FREEDOM as the Assistant Division Commander of the 4th Infantry Division and as the MNF-I CJ3.

LTG Barbero is married to Linda and they have one daughter, Emily, a graduate of Xavier University, who resides and works in Northern Virginia.


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