Brigadier General Roosevelt Barfield

Spring 2013

Integrating diplomacy and defense and forging international security partnerships makes political-military affairs a timeless political topic. Spring 2013 Dole Fellow, Brigadier General Roosevelt Barfield (Ret.), explores the definitions, perspectives and stakeholders responsible for political military strategy. The first step in engagement is getting to know the key players on a personal level.

General Barfield served as the Deputy Director of Operations in the Operations & Logistics Directorate of the United States Africa Command. As the Deputy Director, he supervised the four operations divisions in the execution of future operations, current operations, anti-terrorism and force protection and information operations. General Barfield received his Reserve Officer Training Corps commission as a mechanized infantry second lieutenant from the University of Kansas in 1981. He has been deployed twice in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Discussion Group Topic
U.S. Engagement: Political-Military Affairs

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