Dieter Bareihs

Dieter E. Bareihs joined ACT1 Federal in support of the Ted Stevens Center on 27 Dec 2021.   Prior to supporting the Stevens Center, he served as the U.S. Deputy Director at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. He retired in 2018 as a Brigadier General, after serving more than 29 years in the United States Air Force. General Bareihs received his commission in 1989 and graduated as a distinguished graduate from the U.S. Air Force Academy. He is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Weapons Instructor Course and is a command pilot with more than 3,000 flight hours in various aircraft. 

While on active duty, General Bareihs served in a number of operational, command and staff assignments including as Senior Defense Official/Defense Attaché, U.S. Embassy, London, Senior Executive Officer to the Vice Chief of Staff, U.S. Air Force, Commander, 80th Flying Training Wing, Chief of Staff of the Air Force Fellow with duties on the Joint Staff Pakistan-Afghanistan Coordination Cell, Director of Operations U.S. Air Forces Central, Al Udeid AB, Qatar, and as F-16 Instructor Pilot, Flight Examiner, Flight Commander, Chief of Weapons and Tactics, and Safety Officer, at various locations, including twice at Eielson AFB, Alaska.  In his final active-duty assignment, General Bareihs served as Director Plans, Programs, and Analysis, United States Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa where he participated in the Headquarters Air Staff study which laid the foundation for the inaugural Air Force Arctic Strategy.  

He holds master’s degrees in Engineering Management, Military Operational Art and Science and in National Resource Strategy. 

His USAF biography is available at: