CAPT Barbette H. Lowndes '80, USN (Ret.)
San Diego/Coronado Chapter Trustee

Barbette Lowndes is the Director of Total Workforce Management at Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWARSYSCOM) in San Diego, California. Total Workforce Management involves civilian, military (active and reserve component) and Contractor Support Service (CSS) manpower.  Barbette is responsible for strategic workforce planning and forecasting, collecting and maintaining workforce management data, preparing integrated responses to various data calls/inquiries and leading a highly visible and complex undertaking aimed at reflecting SPAWAR program and mission requirements with regard to civilian, military and CSS data.

Barbette retired from the US Navy after 27 years of active service. She was a Captain in the Supply Corps at the time of her retirement.  Barbette Lowndes graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in May 1980 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Oceanography.  She was a member of the first class to graduate women.  She holds a Master of Arts degree in Business Management from Webster University and a Master of Arts degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College.  She is a graduate of the Senior Executive Institute at the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School. 

Barbette volunteers as a Mock Interviewer during the ReBoot Workshop for the National Veterans Transition Services Inc. and as a Budget for Baby Workshop Leader for the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society.


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