Becky was the 1st female graduate of West Point to be promoted to General Officer!
Global Impact: United States, Afghanistan, Canada, Germany, Great Britain, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, South Korea, most of Latin and South America.
Born in Wilseyville, NY, Becky founded her own leader consultancy company, STEADFAST Leadership after 27 years of service in the U.S. military. She has over 15 years of executive‐level leadership experience, developing and training high-performing, complex and diverse teams capable of strategic planning and execution. She is superb at leading change, building successful teams in demanding environments and creating innovative solutions, systems and programs to complex problems. Becky is an experienced leader and logistician, a highly effective communicator, and a strategic planner with exceptional organizational skills.
The high point of Brigadier General Halstead’s military career was in 2006 when she served as the first female Chief of Ordnance and Commanding General of the Army’s Ordnance Center and Schools (equivalent to President of a University), responsible for the leader development and institutional training for the second largest branch in the army with over 100,000 members of the Ordnance Corps. Becky served as the senior Commanding General for logistics in Iraq, and was the first female in U.S. history to command in combat at the strategic level. She was responsible for leading over 200 multi‐disciplined units (20,000 military and 5,000 civilians) located across 55 different bases, providing supply, maintenance, transportation and distribution support to over 250,000 personnel serving in Iraq.
BG Halstead served in Europe as the Deputy Commanding General (Chief Operating Officer) for the 21st Theater Support Command and led a multi-national team in wholesale level logistics operations. Prior to Europe, she served as the Chief Advisor to the Combatant Commander (Four Star General) for Southern Command, whose responsibility encompassed military training and operations for South America. She was also responsible for coordinating directly with high‐level organizations such as Office of the Secretary of Defense, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Department of State, U.S. Congress, U.S. Ambassadors and equivalent foreign military and civilian organizations.
Becky lives in Yakima, WA and is a much sought after motivational speaker and coach!
Honors and Achievements:
Recipient of the Distinguished Service Medal; 2007 National Women’s History Project award for “Generations of Women Moving History Forward.”
Author of 24/7: The first person you must lead is you!
M.S., National Resource Strategy (Advanced Manufacturing) Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University
M.S., Advanced Military Studies (Visionary Leadership), Army Command & General Staff College
Becky serves as a Board Advisor for Prevail Health Solutions, Principal Solar, VetREST and for Girls, Gals and Gurus. She is an active spokesperson for the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress with specific focus on military health care. From 2009 to 2010, Becky served as a Commissioner on the President’s Military Leadership Diversity Commission.