NORTHFIELD, Vt. — Norwich University will observe Veterans Day by conducting a Corps of Cadets review in honor of all veterans, past and present. The reviewing officer and guest speaker is Brig. Gen. Kimberly A. Baumann, the Assistant Adjutant General - Air, Rhode Island National Guard.

Veterans, their guests, and community members are cordially invited to attend the Veterans Day observance at 1 p.m. Nov. 9 on Norwich University’s Upper Parade Ground.

The ceremony will include prolonged cannon fire for the Roll of Wars, a wreath laying, firing of three rifle volleys and the playing of echo taps. The ceremony may also include a flyover of two F-35s over the Upper Parade Ground around 1:45 p.m.

An open reception will follow the outdoor ceremony in Jackman Hall’s foyer. The uniform for this special event is Service Utility; please plan on cold weather and dress accordingly.

Brig. Gen. Kimberly A. Baumann received her commission as a distinguished graduate of the Norwich University Air Force ROTC program, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in mathematics in 1987.

As the Rhode Island National Guard’s Assistant Adjutant General - Air, Baumann serves as the Adjutant General’s chief adviser on all matters pertaining to Air National Guard programs, policies, operations, management and command and control of the Rhode Island Air National Guard. She is responsible for establishing policy and monitoring operations of more than 1,000 people assigned to the Rhode Island Air National Guard. She also holds a dual-hatted responsibility as the Air National Guard assistant to headquarters Air Force A-2/6.

Baumann received her commission as a distinguished graduate of the Norwich University Air Force ROTC program, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in mathematics in 1987. She also holds master's degrees in operations research and strategic studies and a doctorate in information technology education.

Baumann has served in several leadership positions at the squadron, wing, Major Command and Headquarters Air Force level. Her previous assignments include National Guard Bureau Chief Warfighting Capabilities and Integration Division, 143d Communications Flight Commander, 282d Combat Communications Squadron Detachment Commander, 281st Combat Communications Group Director of Operations, United States Central Command J6 Current Operations, Deputy Commander NGB Joint Command, Control, Communications and Computer Coordination Center, and Joint Cyber Task Force Air Force Lead for the Office of Secretary of Defense Networks and Information Integration. She has deployed to support operations Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom, Noble Eagle and Jump Start.

Before taking her current position, Baumann was the Air National Guard adviser to the Secretary of the Air Force Chief Information Officer, Pentagon, where she provided guidance concerning support of over 100,000 Air National Guard personnel. She also provided strategic planning, policy and standards development for Air National Guard Cyberspace operations and support for 88 Wings and 105 geographically separated units in 54 U.S. states and territories, and in deployed locations worldwide. In her civilian capacity, the general is an information technology and cybersecurity adviser.

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