Col. Bob Barefield

Col. Bob Barefield (USA Ret)

Trustee and Chair, Patriotism in Action

Education & Training

  • Masters of Public Administration, University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • Bachelor of Science, Murray State University
  • United States Army Advanced Operational Studies War College Fellowship
  • Senior Military Leadership Training, Washington, DC
  • Life Leaders/Personal Leadership Association seminars since 2001

Leadership & Service

  • Chairman, Personal Leadership Association since 2004
  • Vice Chairman/Patriotism Chair, Personal Leadership Association 2002-2003
  • CEO, 5,000 person Training and Leadership organization for 4-state area
  • Director of Plans, XVIII Airborne Corps responsible for worldwide contingency plans (Planned and executed humanitarian relief mission for Hurricane Andrew in 1992)
  • Director, Advanced Operational Studies Fellowship directing Master’s program for multi-service senior officers
  • Inspector General, US Forces Panama, including Central and South America
  • Class Leader, United States Army Infantry Officer Advanced Course/Sponsor to Prince Faisal of Saudi Arabia
  • Commander and Key Staff level positions, 30 years stateside and overseas with United States Army (Retired as Colonel 1998)
  • Former Senior Business Analyst, International Profit Associates providing counseling for over 100 companies nationwide
  • Vice President/Executive Career Advisor, Career Concepts, Inc. assisting over 600 professionals with career direction (retired 2006)
  • Past President, Homeowners Association for tri-neighborhood

Author & Trainer

  • Primary author, FM 25-101 Battle Focused Training for all United States Army units
  • Briefed Active, Reserve, and National Guard Commanding Generals on implementing FM 25-101
  • Co-author, Many Job Skills Cannot Be Offshored and other career management documents
  • 100+ Professional seminars:
    • Career Management Process
    • Networking Made Easy
    • Walk the Walk-Talk the Talk (Career Techniques)
    • WIN-WIN (Workplace Strategy)
    • The Next Step (Career Advancement)
  • Instructor, United States Army Ranger School
  • Planned, coordinated and supervised the Chief of Staff Army Senior Leadership Training Conference for all 4-Star Commanders
  • Developed and supervised leadership training for 18,000 cadets

Achievements & Accomplishments

  • Florida Distinguished Service Medal
  • Distinguished Graduate, United States Army Rotary Wing Flight School
  • Honor Graduate, United States Army Command and General Staff College
  • Honor Graduate, United States Army Infantry Officer Advanced Course
  • Awarded Combat Infantryman Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, Ranger Tab, Army Aviation Wings, Master Parachutist Badge, and Pathfinder Badge
  • Decorations: Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal with Combat Distinguished Device “V” (4th Award), Purple Heart (5th Award), Meritorious Service Medal (7th Award), Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal with Combat Distinguished Device “V”
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