Kimber L. McKenzie

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Kimber L. McKenzie is a retired (2006) Major General in the U.S. Air Force, whose last assignment of record was Vice Commander, Eighth Air Force, Barksdale Air Force Base; at the time, the Eighth had been " the lead numbered air force for integration of information operations; command and control, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; and Global Strike capabilities". As a colonel, she commanded the 91st Space Wing of LGM-30 Minuteman missiles at Minot Air Force Base. She had been a military fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, 1999-2000.

A critical but unsigned letter to Senator Claire McKaskill accuses McKenzie of participating in possibly illegal military information operations information that would have propagandized American citizens. This program was first defined by Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld in 2003; McKenzie's name does not appear in this policy document. [1] The letter appeared in the Congressional Quarterly/Roll Call blog, Congress.org. Its sender is not identified by name, only as being from Papillon, Nebraska. [2] In the "cast of characters of Rumsfeld's illegal propaganda operation,"
(July 2003-May 2004) USAF Brig. Gen Kimber McKenzie (but on her USAF biography, there's no mention of her being associated with IO) Architect of USAF Cyber Command at Barksdale AFB. McKenzie was an intelligence agent and was the architect for DoD IO. She separated IO from J2, StratCom in July 2003 with NO funding, 50% of assigned personnel and no IO missions. She never achieved any IO benchmarks or milestones as recommended in the IO road map. She trash-mouthed her JIAPC personnel and transferred millions of dollars from JIAPC to her other pet projects. McKenzie retired from the USAF in November 2006 and bought a farm in Virginia.

Education

  • 1978 Bachelor of Arts degree in health and physical education, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg
  • 1983 Master's degree in management, Webster University, Mo.
  • 1984 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
  • 1985 Air Staff Training, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
  • 1990 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
  • 1993 Air War College, by correspondence
  • 1996 Secretary of Defense Fellowship, Princeton, N.J.
  • 1999 Senior Military Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations, New York City, N.Y.

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