Barbara Fast

Ranked #32 on the list Best Military Person of All Time

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About Barbara Fast

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Barbara Fast was a general officer in the United States Army and was the senior military intelligence officer serving in Iraq during the period of time when the Abu Ghraib torture and prisoner abuse occurred. Fast retired from the Army as a Major General with over thirty of years of service. She currently is employed by Boeing as Vice President of Cyber Solutions. Fast graduated from Belleville Township High School East in Belleville, Illinois in 1971 and earned a Master of Science degree in Business Administration from Boston University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri. She also is a graduate of the Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Fast was the most senior military intelligence officer serving in Iraq during the period of time when the Abu Ghraib torture and prisoner abuse occurred. Critics believed she should have been held partly accountable for the abuses committed at Abu Ghraib by military intelligence personnel, but she was never officially implicated, charged, or reprimanded. She was previously assigned as the commanding general of the United States Army Intelligence Center at Fort Huachuca,

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