BG Robert L. Barrie, Jr. became the Program Executive Oﬃcer, Aviation on 1 July, 2020.
BG Barrie was commissioned as an aviation oﬃcer after graduation from the United States Military Academy in 1990. After completion of UH-60 flight training, he was assigned to the 7-227th Aviation Regiment, First Armored Division, Germany, where he served as an Assault Helicopter Platoon Leader and Battalion Staﬀ Oﬃcer.
He was then assigned to Fort Hood, Texas where he commanded B Company, 2-227th Aviation Regiment in the First Cavalry Division. After completing his company command, BG Barrie attended the Naval Postgraduate School where he earned a Master of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering. He was subsequently assigned to the NASA Glenn Research Center where he researched the eﬀects of exposure to high-temperatures on turbine engine materials.
In 2004, after attending the Command and General Staﬀ College, BG Barrie was assigned to PEO Aviation, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama where he served as the Assistant Product Manager for the UH-60M Product Oﬃce and later as the Executive Oﬃcer to the Program Executive Oﬃcer. He then served as Product Manager for the Joint Air-to-Ground Missile with PEO Missiles and Space from 2008 to 2011.
Upon completion of the Air War College in Montgomery, Alabama in 2012, BG Barrie was assigned to the Pentagon where he served as Executive Oﬃcer to the Principal Military Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology.
From 2013 to 2017, he was the Project Manager for Cargo Helicopters in PEO Aviation. Following this assignment, he served in the Pentagon as the Chief of Staﬀ for ASA (ALT). He returned to PEO Aviation as the Military Deputy in 2019 and served as the Deputy PEO from January to June 2020.
BG Barrie's awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Senior Army Aviator Badge, Parachutist Badge and Air Assault Badge. He is rated in the Chinook, Black Hawk and Huey helicopters.
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