Brenda Cartier lives big and dreams big - making her the perfect fit for Dynepic!
A recently retired Brigadier General in the United States Air Force, Brenda’s career so far includes 30 years in the defense and national security sector. During that time, Brenda served as Director of Operations for two Major Commands, putting her at the forefront of ensuring training and readiness for thousands of Airmen and unknowingly shaping her leadership vision in alignment with Dynepic’s mission.
“The legacy systems we use in the Air Force for learning and training are cumbersome and frustrating,” Brenda shared. “When I learned of Dynepic’s MOTAR platform I immediately knew it was the solution the Air Force needed to deliver 21st-century training, analyze and report the training, and give commanders a clear method to measure operational readiness. I had never seen anything like it and I knew it was the answer to so many challenges.”
Brenda’s primary role at Dynepic is developing strategic initiatives to support the company’s continued success and growth, including the future of MOTAR-In-A-Box.
“In addition to MOTAR’s ability to be the platform of platforms for all types of training, I am very excited about MOTAR’s ability to be expeditionary and provide training anytime, anywhere, and in low/no connectivity environments,” she shared. “It’s a game-changer in the Great Power Competition.”
In addition to her vast career experience, Brenda also always has an incredible story to share. In 2002, she was part of the Spec Ops team that rescued POW Private First Class Jessica Lynch in Iraq a few years later. Not long after that, she found herself working for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Dempsey, on a USO holiday tour around the world. While they traveled in a C-17 along with the cast of Duck Dynasty, a popular reality show at the time, a second C-17 had to join them to carry the thousands of cupcakes they were to deliver to service members during visits.
Brenda’s personal life is no less exciting, with travel and family at the top of her list! She and her spouse, Anne, have been married for 10 years and have a daughter, Lyla Anne. The family’s most recent trip was a safari to Tanzania and next summer, they’re planning to sail from the US to the UK on the Queen Mary II. In between adventures, they dedicate time to their other favorite hobby - equestrian sports and training in Dressage.
“It’s a technical English style of riding that has its roots in military horsemanship. I spend several evenings and most weekends at our trainer’s barn riding and doing barn chores,” Brenda explained. “Most people think of Dressage riders as snobby because of the English tradition but actually for every hour I spend riding, I spend many more covered in mud and muck, cleaning stalls, bathing horses, unloading hay bales from a truck, and enjoying barn life in Texas.”
Welcome to the team, Brenda!