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Friday, 24 May 2013

BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY : AFRICAN AMERICAN FEMALE BRIGADIER GENERAL BELINDA PINCKNEY OF THE UNITED STATES ARMY : GOES INTO THE " HALL OF BLACK GENIUS "

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                                                                                                                                                                                          Brigadier General Belinda Pinckney, a native of Dublin,
Georgia, entered the Army in
September 19
76 as a Finance
Specialist. Upon completi
on of basic and advanced
individual training, she was a
ssigned to the 105th Finance
Section, Augsburg, Germany
. While holding various
finance positions within the office, she
was selected for Officer Candidate School
in 1978 and was commissioned a
Finance Officer in February 1979.
Brigadier General Pinckney earned a Bach
elor of Science degree in Business
Administration at the University of Mary
land; a Master of Pu
blic Administration
degree in Financial Manage
ment at Golden Gate Univ
ersity; and a Master of
Science degree in National Resource Stra
tegy from the Industrial College of the
Armed Forces.
Brigadier General Pinckney assumed
command of the Family and Morale,
Welfare and Recreation Command on 11
May 2006. Her pr
ior command and
staff positions include: Brigade Co
mmander, 266th Finance Command and US
Army Europe Staff Finance and Accounti
ng Officer, Heidelberg, Germany;
Battalion Commander, Training Support Ba
ttalion, Soldier Support Institute, Fort
Jackson, South Carolina; Military Assist
ant to the Assistant Secretary of the
Army (Financial Management and Comptr
oller); Budget A
nalyst, Technology
Management Office, Office of the Ch
ief of Staff, Army; Congressional
Appropriations Liaison Officer, Office
of the Under Secretary of Defense
(Comptroller); and Principal Deputy
Director/Army Element Commander,
Defense Finance and
Accounting Service.
Her military awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, two Legion of
Merit medals, six Meritorious Service M
edals, four Army Commendation Medals,
two Army Achievement Medals, the Office of the Secretary of Defense Staff
Badge, and the Army General Staff I
dentification Badge. Brigadier General
Pinckney was inducted into the Officer C
andidate School Hall of
Fame in 2001.
BG Pinckney’s better half fo
r the past 27 years is Lieu
tenant Colonel (US Army
Retired) Quinnsander M.
Pinckney. They have one son, Andre’ M. Pinckney,
who attends Strayer University