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Margarett Barnes

Mississippi Ambassador

Mississippi Ambassador

Name: Margarett E. Barnes       
Hometown: Jackson

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Business Position:  Retired

Civilian Education: B.A., Political Science,, University of Southern Mississippi, 1975; M.A., Public Administration, University of South Alabama, 1989; Masters of Strategic Studies, Army War College, 2007

Organizations/Clubs/Philanthropies: Past President, Mississippi Court Administrators Association, Member, Mississippi Judicial Performance Commission, Past President, Pascagoula Business and Professional Women’s Club

Civilian Honors: Employee of the Year, Jackson County Youth Court-1986; Community Service Award, Gulf Coast Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta-1986

Military Retirement Rank and Date, Service and Key Positions:  Brigadier General, 1 October, 2014; Deputy Commanding General, U.S. Army Resource Command - 2011-2014; Commander, Forces Command Augmentation Unit – 2009-2011; Assistant Deputy G1, US Army Forces Command – 2007-2009

Name of Spouse and Children: Husband – Robert; Children – Jessica and James

Army Reserve Ambassador Barnes is a retired Brigadier General, served our Nation for more than 37 years, retiring as the Deputy Commanding General of the U.S. Army Human Resource Command.  She was commissioned in 1984 as an Army Reserve officer and also served three years as an enlisted Soldier prior to receiving her direct appointment, Mrs. Barnes is a lifelong resident of Mississippi.  
Mrs. Barnes military awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star and the Meritorious Service Medal.    Mrs. Barnes served as an administrator in the Mississippi court system at the local and state levels, having served in a variety of positions during a distinguished career she retired from the Mississippi Department of Education in 2007.  

Mrs. Barnes is fully engaged in her community, having served or currently serving in numerous service organizations resulting in a wide-ranging network replete with local and state leaders.  

Mrs. Barnes and her husband, COL(R) Robert L, Barnes, make their home in Jackson, Mississippi.