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Dana H. Born, Ph.D

Brigadier General in the USAF
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Dana H. Born, Ph.D

Dana H. Born, Ph.D., is a Brigadier General in the USAF, the highest ranking psychologist in the U.S. military and is currently serving as the Dean of the Faculty at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO. She is the first woman to serve as Dean and leads a 700+ member faculty in the design and instruction of more than 500 undergraduate courses for 4,400 cadets in 32 academic discipline. Additionally, General Born directs the operation of five support staff agencies and faculty resources of more than $300 million.

General Born earned a doctorate in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Penn State University in 1994. She also holds a Master of Science degree in experimental psychology from Trinity University and a Master of Arts degree in research psychology from the University of Melbourne. She graduated with distinction from the US Air Force Academy with a degree in behavioral science in 1983.

General Born has had a diverse military career. Prior to her current position, General Born served as a Squadron Commander, Aide and Speechwriter to two Secretaries of the Air Force, senior level policy analyst at the Pentagon and as a Foreign Exchange Officer to Australia. She was in command of the 11th Mission Support Squadron in Washington, DC during the September 11th terrorist attack on the Pentagon. Following the attack, she and her command orchestrated rescue and recovery efforts and the relocation of the Air Force's top commanders to an alternate Command Post. More remarkable, General Born performed these duties that day while not knowing the fate of her 4 month old and 3 year old daughters, who were at the Pentagon's daycare center at the time of the attack. Both children were unharmed.

General Born has a "joint" family. Her husband, Tim, is a US Naval Academy graduate and retired Marine. Her passions include hiking, running and skiing - which she and her family take full advantage of living at the footsteps of the Rocky Mountains.

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