Janet C. Wolfenbarger

General Janet Wolfenbarger, U.S. Air Force, Retired
FIRST Board of Directors
Former Commander, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

General Janet Wolfenbarger served as Commander, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, from 2012-2015. The command employed some 80,000 people and managed $60 billion annually, executing the critical mission of warfighter support through leading-edge science and technology, cradle-to-grave life cycle weapon systems management, world-class developmental test and evaluation, and world-class depot maintenance and supply chain management.

General Wolfenbarger was commissioned in 1980 as a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, and began her career in acquisition as an engineer at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The general held several positions in the F-22 System Program Office at Wright-Patterson AFB, served as the F-22 Lead Program Element Monitor at the Pentagon, and was the B-2 System Program Director for the Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. She commanded ASC's C-17 Systems Group, Mobility Systems Wing. She was the Service's Director of the Air Force Acquisition Center of Excellence at the Pentagon, then served as Director of the Headquarters AFMC Intelligence and Requirements Directorate, Wright-Patterson AFB. She served as AFMC Vice Commander from December 2009 to September 2011. Prior to her final assignment as AFMC Commander, General Wolfenbarger was the Military Deputy, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

After her retirement from the Air Force in 2015, General Wolfenbarger was elected to serve on the board of directors for AECOM (2015-Present) and KPMG (2018-Present). She served as the Chair, Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services from 2016-2021. She was also elected to serve as a Trustee of the US Air Force Academy Falcon Foundation (2016-Present) and as a member of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Corporation (2020-Present).

General Wolfenbarger is a member of the FIRST Board of Directors.