Retired U.S. Army Brigadier General Becky Halstead Speaks about Leadership

October 2014

U.S. Army Brigadier General (ret) Becky Halstead, the first female graduate of West Point to become a general officer and the first female in U.S. history to command in combat at the strategic level, recently spoke to a large group of FSB students at an event co-sponsored by the Network of Executive Women (NEW) Cincinnati Chapter.

Halstead was the Senior Commanding General for Logistics in Iraq where she lead over 200 multi-disciplined units located across 55 bases providing supply, maintenance, transportation, and distribution support to over 250,000 personnel serving in Iraq.

Halstead's presentation, "The First Person You Must Lead is YOU" in Taylor Auditorium was attended by more than 350 Miami students. "It was an honor to spend time with General Halstead and to hear her perspectives on leadership. We're so glad that we were able to bring her to campus with support from the Network of Executive Women," said Gillian Oakenfull, PhD, Professor of Marketing, Farmer School of Business. "It was a wonderful opportunity for students and aspiring leaders to engage with General Halstead and learn from such an inspiring woman."

Original story written by Cheryl Besl.