Major General Byron Bagby
November 7-9, 2012
Maj. Gen. Bagby has a long and distinguished career in the military. He has served over 32 years in the U.S. Army and has received the Distinguished Service Medal, the Army’s highest peacetime award.
His most recent military assignment was as Commandant of the Joint Forces Staff College in Norfolk, VA.
He has served as Director of Operations for the Allied Joint Force Command of NATO, supervising over 200 people from 26 nations in executing all operational and policy matters associated with the NATO Response Force and the International Security and Assistance Force in Afghanistan.
During his years of military service, he has managed the largest U.S. Security Assistance Office in the world, in Cairo, Egypt, with annual programs totaling $1.3 billion.
He directed the Joint Forces Staff College, a premiere defense educational institution which educates over 2,500 students annually in ten different programs.
He also served as the Director of the Combined Joint Staff for the Combined Joint Task Force in Afghanistan and worked in numerous leadership posts in the Pentagon.
Currently, Major Bagby is managing partner of BMB Solutions, LLC, a consulting firm that specializes in executive leadership development, security cooperation and international relations.
A native of Fulton, Maj. Gen. Bagby was commissioned through the Army ROTC Program at Westminster College in 1978. In 2011, he was honored by Westminster College with the Lifetime Alumni Achievement Award and in 2005, he was the 100th Kingdom of Callaway Supper honoree. Maj. Gen. Bagby was named to the Westminster College Board of Trustees at the annual May board meeting in 2012.
“We are pleased that General Bagby has agreed to come and share his life’s lessons with our students,” says Bob Hansen, Executive Director of the Emerson Center for Leadership & Service. “He is a great model of leadership in action for our students to emulate.”