Brig Gen (ret) Bobbi “Flash” Doorenbos joined the Roosevelt Group as a Senior Advisor in the summer of 2022. In her nearly 25 years of distinguished military service she has served in leadership positions in the White House, Headquarters Air Force, and National Guard Bureau. Her experience includes time as a Special Assistant to Vice President Biden for Defense Policy and Intelligence Programs, as a White House Fellow serving alongside the Secretary of Agriculture, and as Military Deputy for Air Force Training and Readiness where she had responsibilities over Air Force’s operational training infrastructure, readiness and reporting, and aircrew management. General Doorenbos also served as the Wing Commander of the 188th Wing, overseeing its transition from the manned A-10 Warthog to the unmanned MQ-9 Reaper, Intelligence Analysis and Targeting missions. Prior to that, she led the 214th Reconnaissance Group at Davis Monthan AFB as it gained MQ-1’s and stood up a Launch and Recovery unit at Fort Huachuca, AZ. Bobbi joined the Air Force as an F-16 pilot, and one of a small handful of the first women to fly fighter aircraft. As a pilot in both the Sioux City, IA and D.C. Air National Guard units, she participated in Operations SOUTHERN WATCH, NOBLE EAGLE, and IRAQI FREEDOM, and has extensive experience at the National Guard Bureau in the Operations, Intelligence, and Requirements/Acquisitions Directorates.

Bobbi graduated from Iowa State University with a B.B.A. in Finance, then went on to graduate with a M.S. in Strategic Intelligence from the Defense Intelligence Agency’s National Defense Intelligence College. She is currently enrolled in the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business’ Executive MBA program, and serves as a Board Member on the White House Fellows Foundation and Association, the National Guard Association, and STEM Flights, a 501C3 dedicated to educating high school students about STEM career fields in aviation. She is also a commercial airline pilot, flying the Airbus 320.