Tammy Barlette, Lt Col (Ret)

Tamara Barlette  retired from the Air Force in 2018 after 20 years of dedicated service.  During her last assignment she was an  instructor pilot in the T-38 Talon, the Air Force’s primary trainer for the fighter/bomber aircraft track. In addition to the T-38, Lt Col Barlette has flown the T-37 Tweet, the A-10 Warthog, the MQ-1 Predator and the MQ-9 Reaper. She  is also a graduate of the prestigious US Air Force Weapons School. She  has more than 3000 total flight hours and over 1500 hours of combat  support time in both Iraq and Afghanistan supporting and protecting our  troops on the ground by providing real time reconnaissance and lethal  support.  

More About Tammy



Born and raised in Minnesota and now residing in Tucson, Arizona, Tammy is a married, mother of three beautiful children.



Commissioning in 1998 through the Air Force ROTC program at the University of Minnesota, Tammy served over 20 years in the Air Force.  She was stationed at Scott AFB, Laughin AFB, Moody AFB, Davis-Monthan AFB and Osan AB.

Motivational Speaking


With a heart to inspire, Tammy spent much of her Air Force career mentoring and coaching others to success. A motivational speaker with years of experience teaching and empowering, she is ready to share her wisdom with others. 

Athena’s Voice


Female veteran owned small business  providing inspirational speaking, keynotes, panel participation and consulting. 





Bachelor of Science in Gerontology

University of Minnesota

Masters of Arts in Christian Ministry Piedmont International

Graduate of the US Air Force‘s elite Weapons School

Speaking History


A highly requested speaker, with an expertise in confidence training, Tammy has spoken across the  country at fundraising events. STEM programs and on educational panels.

References available upon request