WEDC July Leadership Training Series 7/14/16

  • 14 Jul 2016
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Burritt on the Mountain, 3101 Burritt Dr. SE, Huntsville, AL


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WEDC Leadership Training Series

July 14th, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Burritt on the Mountain


(Buffet Lunch Provided, Please Arrive by 11:15)

This meeting is open to the public. Guests may register with no password or member invitation required!




Be predictable and consistent in your actions; forthright, honest, clear in your communications and serious about your problems.

LTG Kathleen Gainey (Ret.)

Senior VP, Logistics

Cypress International

Lieutenant General Kathleen M. Gainey joined Cypress International after more than 35 years as an American Soldier.  General Gainey received her commission as a second lieutenant through ROTC in 1978, after graduating from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va., with a Bachelor of Science degree in Special Education. 

Later, she attended Babson College, Wellesley, Mass., to complete her Master’s in Business Administration in Contract Management and Procurement. Her military education includes the Army Command and General Staff College, Army Contracting Course, and the Army War College.

Her recent assignments include Deputy Commander, US Transportation Command where she led the command through a major strategic review and period of increasing forces in Afghanistan and decreasing forces in Iraq.   General Gainey also served as the Director of Logistics for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.  Here she led a review of the dependency of contractors on the battlefield, updated guidance and equipment divestiture for the departure of forces from Iraq and established an Interagency Logistics Council.

Her coalition experiences include an assignment to the Multinational Forces Iraq as the Director of Resources and Sustainment.  Her Joint experience includes three tours at US. Transportation Command, Director of Distribution for the Defense Logistics Agency, and Joint Staff Director of Logistics.  

Lt. Gen. Gainey's other assignments include chief, Container Freight Branch, Military Ocean Terminal Bay Area, MTMC Western Area, Oakland, Calif.; program analyst, United States Armament, Munitions and Chemical Command, Rock Island, Ill.; executive officer, 2d Area Support Group, 22d Support Command; S-2/S3, 702d Transportation Battalion, Saudi Arabia; division transportation officer, 24th Infantry Division (Mech), Fort Stewart, Ga.; special assistant to the Chief of Staff, Army, Washington, D.C.; chief Joint Operations Division, U.S. Transportation Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill.; director, Force Projection and Distribution, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-4, Washington, D.C.; deputy chief of staff, Resources and Sustainment, Multi-National Force-Iraq, Operation Iraqi Freedom; director for Logistics, J4, the Joint Staff.  She wears the Army Staff and the Joint Staff Identification Badge.

General Gainey received numerous awards and recognitions including receiving 2004 Distinguished Alumni Award from Old Dominion University, and in 2011 she was awarded Federal Computer Weekly’s Federal 100 Award.  In 2013 she was inducted into the Women of Distinction by the Missouri Athletic Club and received the National Defense Transportation Association’s Department of Defense Distinguished Service Award for 2011-2013. 

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 Deadline to register is NOON Monday July 11th. Due to the OVERWHELMING demand for attendance for our meetings PLEASE respect this deadline.