At-Large Director

Dottie Barickman

At-Large Director

Dottie Barickman was born in Nashville, Tennessee, and grew up in Columbus, Mississippi. She graduated from Northwest Mississippi Junior College in Senatobia, Mississippi, earning a BA in accounting. She attended Memphis State College (University) in Memphis, Tennessee, and completed the first semester of her senior year with a major in accounting.  She is married, has one son, a daughter-in-law, and two grandsons. Barickman currently lives in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

 

Barickman joined the U.S. Air Force following the first semester of her senior year in college. She was stationed at Lackland AFB, Barksdale AFB, and Offutt AFB as a Computer Program Specialist. After serving four years in the Air Force, she started her professional careers as a Production Control Manager, an Insurance Underwriter, and a Human Resources Manager and Consultant. During her career, she was instrumental in developing a benefits department and an HR department. Barickman continues to work as an HR Consultant for The Alliance Group in Omaha, Nebraska. She served the U.S. military with honor and has a distinguished professional and volunteer record, as well.

 

After her son graduated from college, Barickman became active in the local veterans’ community, serving as an officer for the VVA Omaha Chapter 279; as President for the VVA Nebraska State Council for 17 years; as a member and 1st Vice Chair of the VVA Council of State Council President (CSCP); and as an Alternate Region 6 Director. She has joined and participated in various VVA committees, such as Agent Orange, Finance, Legislative, PTSD, and Women Committee. Barickman advanced to VVA At Large Director in 2013 and currently serves in that capacity as a board member, as well as the chair of the VVA Budget Oversight Committee under the VVA Finance Committee. On the home front, she is currently leading the Nebraska Vietnam Veteran Memorial’s Education-History Committee and has gained traction in the Nebraska community to build the first state Vietnam Veteran Memorial to “welcome” home all who served during the Vietnam War era.

 

Barickman has served at every level of the veteran community, including, but not limited to the following: Nebraska Veteran Home Board-Alternate; Nebraska Veteran’s Council; and Nebraska Governor’s Round Table. Additionally, at the VVA level, she assisted in the review of the VVA CSCP Welcome Guide (2016) and in the amending of the VVA Directors Handbook (2017); she served as VVA CSCP Committee Chair of the Political Action Committee; and continues to write articles as a director for the Veteran magazine on a regular basis.

 

Barickman has continued her service to community by coordinating and leading various projects such as the Offutt Air Force Base open house, “A Piece of My Heart,” which played both in Omaha, Nebraska, and Washington D.C.; Region 6 workshops; the Vietnam War 50th Commemoration; fundraising; delivering keynote addresses; providing legislative testimony; and advocating for elder veterans. My Mission Statement: “My highest priority and commitment is to ensure that the veterans who served for us; will be served by us.”

Dottie Barickman was born in Nashville, Tennessee, and grew up in Columbus, Mississippi. She graduated from Northwest Mississippi Junior College in Senatobia, Mississippi, earning a BA in accounting. She attended Memphis State College (University) in Memphis, Tennessee, and completed the first semester of her senior year with a major in accounting.  She is married, has one son, a daughter-in-law, and two grandsons. Barickman currently lives in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

 

Barickman joined the U.S. Air Force following the first semester of her senior year in college. She was stationed at Lackland AFB, Barksdale AFB, and Offutt AFB as a Computer Program Specialist. After serving four years in the Air Force, she started her professional careers as a Production Control Manager, an Insurance Underwriter, and a Human Resources Manager and Consultant. During her career, she was instrumental in developing a benefits department and an HR department. Barickman continues to work as an HR Consultant for The Alliance Group in Omaha, Nebraska. She served the U.S. military with honor and has a distinguished professional and volunteer record, as well.

 

After her son graduated from college, Barickman became active in the local veterans’ community, serving as an officer for the VVA Omaha Chapter 279; as President for the VVA Nebraska State Council for 17 years; as a member and 1st Vice Chair of the VVA Council of State Council President (CSCP); and as an Alternate Region 6 Director. She has joined and participated in various VVA committees, such as Agent Orange, Finance, Legislative, PTSD, and Women Committee. Barickman advanced to VVA At Large Director in 2013 and currently serves in that capacity as a board member, as well as the chair of the VVA Budget Oversight Committee under the VVA Finance Committee. On the home front, she is currently leading the Nebraska Vietnam Veteran Memorial’s Education-History Committee and has gained traction in the Nebraska community to build the first state Vietnam Veteran Memorial to “welcome” home all who served during the Vietnam War era.

 

Barickman has served at every level of the veteran community, including, but not limited to the following: Nebraska Veteran Home Board-Alternate; Nebraska Veteran’s Council; and Nebraska Governor’s Round Table. Additionally, at the VVA level, she assisted in the review of the VVA CSCP Welcome Guide (2016) and in the amending of the VVA Directors Handbook (2017); she served as VVA CSCP Committee Chair of the Political Action Committee; and continues to write articles as a director for the Veteran magazine on a regular basis.

 

Barickman has continued her service to community by coordinating and leading various projects such as the Offutt Air Force Base open house, “A Piece of My Heart,” which played both in Omaha, Nebraska, and Washington D.C.; Region 6 workshops; the Vietnam War 50th Commemoration; fundraising; delivering keynote addresses; providing legislative testimony; and advocating for elder veterans. My Mission Statement: “My highest priority and commitment is to ensure that the veterans who served for us; will be served by us.”