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This session will cover: Leadership and Decision Making
Meet Presenter Dr. John Barnette!
Dr. Barnette is the Associate Dean of Business and Leadership for the University of Charleston School of Business. In addition to his responsibilities as Associate Dean, Dr. Barnette serves in a faculty role; teaching at the graduate level while mentoring and supervising doctoral students. In addition, Dr. Barnette currently serves as a consultant to several State and National organizations, including the American Council of Education and the Distance Education and Training Council, specializing in healthcare and business management, emergency preparedness, disaster response, crisis leadership, leadership development, emotional intelligence and strategic planning.
Dr. Barnette retired as a traditional National Guardsman holding the rank of Major General. He served as the Commander of the West Virginia Army National Guard for 15 years. In this role as Commanding General, he was responsible for all operations of the West Virginia Army Guard, including the training and readiness preparation of the Guard units for their wartime and emergency response missions. General Barnette led the developmental efforts to establish the WVNG as a national benchmark in organizational improvement, winning the Army Communities of Excellence Award twice during his tenure and following up again as the overall winner in the first assessment cycle following his retirement. In addition, General Barnette was instrumental in the development of the West Virginia National Guard’s homeland security efforts. In his Command position, he served as the task force commander in 71 FEMA declared National Emergencies.
He also served as a Task Force Commander leading the recovery efforts in Louisiana following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Because of these experiences, he is known nationally for his technical and leadership abilities in the emergency services and weapons of mass destruction arenas. In addition to Commanding the West Virginia Army Guard, MG Barnette also served as the Wartime Chief of Staff and Operations Officer for the Eighth United States Army in Korea. Prior to serving as the Operations Officer MG (RET) Barnette served as the Personnel Officer for the Eighth United States Army, Korea.