Mississippi State University

Captain Amanda B. Barrett

First Lieutenant Barrett is the Recruiting Flight Commander of Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps Detachment 425, Mississippi State University, located in Starkville, Mississippi. The detachment includes 3 officers, 2 NCOs, and 80 cadets seeking a commission. The University has an approximate enrollment of 20,000 students. Her previous assignment was at Joint Base (JB) Charleston, S.C., where she led 56 military and 200 civilian members in Force Support’s largest flight. She implemented controls to eliminate a 50,000 dollar yearly loss, meeting Air Force requirements. As officer-in-charge of Protocol, she coordinated logistics and executed visits by the President and Vice President of the United States, Under Secretary of Defense, Secretary of the Navy, and 110 distinguished military visitors.

Lt Barrett entered the Air Force in 2012 after graduating and commissioning from the United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science in English from the United States Air Force Academy.

Education

  • 2012 Bachelor of Science in English, United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
  • 2013 Basic Personnel Officer Course, Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi, Miss.

Assignments

  • July 2012 – February 2013
    Food Service Officer, 628th Force Support Squadron, JB Charleston, S.C.
  • February 2013 – May 2013
    Assistant Sustainment Flight Commander, 628th Force Support Squadron, JB Charleston, S.C.
  • May 2013 – December 2013
    Officer-in-Charge, Family Programs, 628th Force Support Squadron, JB Charleston, S.C.
  • December 2013 – July 2014
    Officer-in-Charge, Fitness, 628th Force Support Squadron, JB Charleston, S.C.
  • July 2014 – October 2015
    Joint Base Charleston Air Base Wing Protocol Officer-in-Charge, 628th Air Base Wing, JB Charleston, S.C.
  • October 2015 – Present
    Recruiting Flight Commander, Detachment 425, AFROTC, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, Miss.

Major Awards and Decorations

  • Air Force Commendation Medal
  • National Defense Service Medal

Effective Dates of Promotion

  • Captain
  • Second Lieutenant
  • First Lieutenant
  • May 23, 2016
  • May 23, 2012
  • May 23, 2014
 

(Current as of October 2015)