Military Bios

Rear Admiral Barry McCullough:

Military Branch:United States Navy
Position: Commander, Carrier Strike Group Six Commander, USS John F. Kennedy Strike Group
From Weirton, W.Va., Rear Admiral McCullough was graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Naval Architecture and commissioned on 4 June 1975. Additionally, Rear Admiral McCullough completed Naval Nuclear Power training and received a Master of Science Degree in Strategic Resource Management from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces at National Defense University.
Currently, Rear Adm. McCullough is Commander, Carrier Strike Groups Six/Commander John F. Kennedy Strike Group. Most recently he served as Commander Carrier Strike Group Fourteen/Commander USS Enterprise Strike Group. Rear Adm. McCullough's major command was in USS Normandy (CG 60) from February 1999 until February 2001.
Prior to commanding Normandy, he served as Commanding Officer in USS Scott (DDG-995) and USS Gemini (PHM 6). Other sea assignments were: Operations Officer for Commander Second Fleet/Striking Fleet Atlantic, Engineer Officer in USS Enterprise (CVN 65), Engineer Officer in USS Virginia (CGN 38), and Main Propulsion Assistant in USS Texas (CGN39).
Rear Adm. McCullough's shore tours include serving as Commander, Navy Region Hawaii and Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific, the Director for Strategy and Analysis, J5, at U.S. Joint Forces Command, First Battalion Officer at the United States Naval Academy and as the Department Head for the D1G Prototype Nuclear Power Plant at Nuclear Power Training Unit, Ballston Spa, N.Y.
His decorations and awards include: Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, and Navy Achievement Medal. Additionally, he is authorized to wear numerous unit and campaign awards.
Updated: 19 May 2005


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