Ms. Debora Richert is the Chief of Staff, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall. She reported aboard on the 17th of April 2008. She has over 32 years experience in federal service to include Army, Navy, and NASA in technical and management positions.
During her yearlong detail to Arlington National Cemetery in 2010 she helped quantify and validate the cemetery interim Table of Distribution and Allowances (TDA), and at the request of the Executive Director, Co-Chaired the Grave Site Accountability Task Force. She was responsible for leading a team of Army professionals to validate and confirm the proper interment of 400K plus individuals using 147 years worth of records from log books to electronic technology. Through her efforts, Arlington was able to meet the Congressional reporting requirement.
During the 1980's, she supervised numerous environmental studies, compliance and restoration projects, and facilities operations. From 1992 to 1994, she worked for the US Army Reserve Command and was instrumental in implementing a nationwide storm water pollution prevention program at reserve centers.
From 1996 to 2002, Ms. Richert served as the Director of Environment and Safety at Fort Riley, KS. She was responsible for building a nationally recognized environmental and safety program that highlighted operational efficiencies in safety, compliance, conservation and foundation programs. In her capacity as Director she oversaw the A76 study for her organization and subsequent in-house win by the government.
From 2003 to 2006, Ms. Richert served as the Environmental Chief at the Installation Management Agency (IMA), Northeast Region Office, responsible for managing the environmental base operations support, military training support, information and environmental reporting, and establishing outreach and regional assessments of operational processes. From Sept 04 to May 05, Ms. Richert served as the interim Deputy to the Garrison Commander at Fort Belvoir VA. Upon her return to IMA in 2005, she was designated the BRAC Chief, responsible for the proper identification and coordination of all the emerging requirements to implement BRAC realignments and closures for over 20 installations in the Northeast.
From Apr 06 to Apr 08 she was the Chief of Staff at the Sacramento District which is one of the largest districts in the South Pacific Division. She was responsible for the overall administration of 850 people covering a 7 state region, and was instrumental in the implementation of NSPS in 2007. Ms. Richert received her bachelor's in Liberal Arts from Pacific Lutheran University and her master's of Science Administration from Central Michigan University. She is a 2003 graduate of the Army War College with a master's in Strategic Studies.