Major General Maria B. Barrett, a Massachusetts native, graduated from Tufts University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in International Relations and was commissioned through the Army ROTC program as a Second Lieutenant in 1988.
MG Barrett’s previous assignments include: Deputy Director of Current Operations, J-3, United States Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM), Deputy Commanding General for the Joint Force (Headquarters—Cyber (JFHQ-C) with United States Army Cyber Command (ARCYBER), and Deputy Commander (Operations) for Cyber National Mission Force (CNMF), USCYBERCOM.
MG Barrett’s command assignments include serving as Commander, 160th Signal Brigade, Third United States Army. She has commanded at the company, battalion, and brigade level.
MG Barrett’s joint assignments include service as a Chief Information Officer/Director, J-6 with United States Southern Command at Doral, Florida and Director, J-3 with White House Communications Agency at Washington, DC. She has served in Army assignments in the United States, Kuwait, the Republic of Korea, Germany, and Saudi Arabia. MG Barrett is a veteran of Operations New Dawn/Enduring Freedom and Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm.
MG Barrett holds a Master of Science Degree in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces (Eisenhower School), and a Master of Arts Degree in Telecommunications Management from Webster University.
MG Barrett's awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster, Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters, Army Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal, the Joint Meritorious Unit Award, and the Signal Regiment’s Bronze Order of Mercury.
She is married to LTC (Ret) Brian T. Barrett, a former Signal Corps Officer and fellow Massachusetts native.