Brigadier General Belinda Pinckney
U.S. Army, Retired
SA-TECH Advisory Board Member
Brigadier General Belinda Pinckney, a native of Dublin, Georgia, entered the Army in September 1976 as a Finance Specialist. Upon completion of basic and advanced individual training, she was assigned to the 105th Finance Section, Augsburg, Germany. While holding various finance positions within the office, she was selected for Officer Candidate School in 1978 and was commissioned a Finance Officer in February 1979.
Brigadier General Pinckney earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration at the University of Maryland; a Master of Public Administration degree in Financial Management at Golden Gate University; and a Master of Science degree in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces.
On 21 November 2007, the Chief of Staff of the Army appointed Brigadier General Pinckney as the Director, Army Diversity Task Force. Her prior command and staff positions included: Commanding General, Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command; Congressional Appropriations Liaison Officer, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller); Principal Deputy Director/Army Element Commander, Defense Finance and Accounting Service; Brigade Commander, 266th Finance Command and US Army Europe Staff Finance and Accounting Officer, Heidelberg, Germany; Battalion Commander, Training Support Battalion, Soldier Support Institute, Fort Jackson, South Carolina; Military Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Financial Management and Comptroller); Budget Analyst, Technology Management Office, Office of the Chief of Staff, Army; and Company Commander, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 266th Finance Command.
Her military awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, three Legion of Merit medals, six Meritorious Service Medals, four Army Commendation Medals, two Army Achievement Medals, the Office of the Secretary of Defense Staff Badge, and the Army General Staff Identification Badge. Brigadier General Pinckney was inducted into the Officer Candidate School Hall of Fame in 2001. Brigadier General Pinckney’s better half for the past 28 years is Lieutenant Colonel (US Army Retired) Quinnsander M. Pinckney. They have one son, Andre’ M. Pinckney, and a grandson named Amari.