Who Is Major General Maria Barrett? Everything To Know About The Cyber Commander's Career
After completing her education, Barrett's foremost priority was to join the US Army. In 1988, Barrett enrolled in the Army ROTC program and was handed a second lieutenant command in the American Army.
The Franklin, Massachusetts, local has expertise in commanding the company, battalion, and brigade levels. Barrett has served as the Deputy Director of Current Operations for J-3 at the United States Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM), the Deputy Commander (Operations) for the USCYBERCOM Cyber National Mission Force, and the Deputy Commanding General for Joint Force Headquarters.
Besides, she holds dual roles in the White House Communications Agency and the United States Southern Command as Chief Information Officer/Director, J-6 and J-3, respectively.
Barrett has worked in Army positions in various nations, including Germany, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and the Republic of Korea. Operation New Dawn, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm are all campaigns she has served in.
In December 2015 and August 2018, Barrett received promotions to brigadier and major general, respectively. Moreover, she has also won various accolades and commendations such as Army Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, etc.