Brigadier General (Ret.) Steven P. Bullard
Steven P. Bullard, Brigadier General, U.S. Air Force/Air National Guard (Retired), works with and advises the Governor, the General Assembly, and the Kentucky Congressional Delegation on military matters. In his position as the Executive Director, he strives to maximize the Commonwealth’s relationship with the Department of Defense, spur economic growth across the State, and improve the quality of life for service members, veterans, and their families. Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Bullard was appointed as Executive Director, Kentucky Commission on Military Affairs; and Commissioner of Kentucky’s State Council for the Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission on 16 August 2019.
As the Commissioner of Kentucky’s State Council on the Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission (MIC3), he advocates for the educational success of our military children. Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Bullard is the Commonwealth’s voice on circumstances pertaining to military children as they transition from one state/country to another, working to keep the educational process as seamless as possible. in addition, he serves on the MIC3 national executive committee as compliance committee chair.
Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Bullard is a member of the following: The Kentucky Commission on Military Affairs Executive Committee, Governor’s Advisory Board for Veterans Affairs, the Kentucky Emergency Response Commission, and the Military Heritage Commission. He serves as co-chair of the State Advisor Council for the Association of Defense Communities.
Bullard served in the military for 33 years, with both Air National Guard and active duty Air Force assignments. During his career, General Bullard participated in Operations Desert Shield, Provide Promise, Restore Hope, Joint Endeavor, Joint Forge, Southern Watch, Bright Star, Coronet Oak, Noble Eagle, Enduring Freedom, and Iraqi Freedom.
He held multiple leadership and staff positions, including Director of Mobility Forces and Joint Air Component Coordination Element (JACCE) staff for the Commander, 7th Air Force, Osan Air Base, South Korea; NATO International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) Senior Airfield Authority of Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan; and Chief of Operations for the Joint Intelligence and Operations Center, Headquarters, U.S. Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.
Most recently, Bullard served as Chief of Staff for the Kentucky Air National Guard and Deputy Director of the Joint Staff of the Kentucky National Guard. He also has extensive experience in legislative affairs, representing the military and the manufacturing industry. He is the author of the book Afghan Command, NATO/ISAF Senior Airfield Authority at Kandahar, Afghanistan 2006-2007.
Since 2001, Stacey Shane has served as Executive Assistant and now Executive Advisor for the Kentucky Commission on Military Affairs (KCMA), Office of the Governor. Her tenure at KCMA includes the administrations of Governors Paul Patton, Ernie Fletcher, Steve Beshear, Matt Bevin, and Andy Beshear. During this period, Kentucky has grown its defense economy from $3.3B to its current $17B dollar industry. KCMA continues to promote a strong national defense, protecting the Commonwealth’s military installations and activities from downsizing while pursuing growth opportunities that ensure a viable military presence. Shane is the KCMA Executive Director’s key advisor on initiatives that involve, but are not limited to, military mission expansion and protection, legislation, workforce solutions, and stakeholder outreach. She is responsible for coordinating projects with contracted consultants, including monitoring Kentucky’s military activity economy and developing military installation analysis and strategy. She coordinates the procurement, funding, and compliance on Department of Defense grant awards supporting Kentucky’s defense industry. Shane holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Morehead State University. Prior to joining the KCMA team, Shane spent eight years in private manufacturing sales. A longtime native of Frankfort, Kentucky, she is married to Jim Shane, Brigadier General, U.S. Army (Retired). As a military family, the Shane’s are strong advocates for national and state defense programs that honor and ensure the well-being and quality of life for military service members, veteran, and their families.