Business | Defense
Although Maj. Barbara S. King initially became involved in her profession to help pay for college, by the end of her basic military training, she was hooked. Immediately after graduation from advanced individual training, she began looking for full-time work in the National Guard, and nine months later, she was hired for the first in a long line of U.S. Department of Defense positions. Ms. King proceeded to garner experience overseeing the financial management and administration of various programs under the construction and facilities management office for the Missouri Army National Guard, and knew she was committed for life.
Now a performance assessment officer for the Business Transformation Office of the National Guard Bureau, she parlays more than two decades of professional excellence to the position. Her responsibilities include overseeing the sustainment, restoration and modernization programs, supporting the office’s mission to optimize the efficiency and effectiveness of business processes and systems, and reviewing projects that allow the 54 states and territories to maintain their Army National Guard facilities. She also coaches prospective Green and Black belt Lean Sigma Six candidates, and handles the implementation and sustainment of integrated and performance management programs.