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Bob Barnard, a native of Oxnard, California, began his career in 1966 by enlisting in the United States Army. After completing Basic Training, the Armored Scout Training, and Officer Candidate School, he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant at the age of nineteen in the Transportation Corp.

Following commissioning, he spent 10 years on active duty is positions that included Unit Commander, Operations officer for the Port of Saigon, Harbormaster of Okinawa, and Contracting Officer for Aviation equipment. In 1975, he returned to civilian life to work in Port Operations with the Panama Canal Company. In 1978 he returned to the United States as the Director of Management Services for the US Navy Public Works Center in San Diego and later moved to the Naval Weapons Center at China Lake, California as the Installation Transportation Superintendent and Housing Director.

In 1983, after working as a civilian employee of the Panama Canal Company and the United States Navy for seven years, the then Major Barnard returned to active duty for another ten years. This time he diversified his management credentials with assignments that included Battalion Executive Officer, Supply Operations Officer for a major logistics command, Director of a Division providing management support to all Transportation, Ordnance, Quartermaster,command in Korea.  While in Korea, he was selected for promotion to Colonel and returned to the US as a Management Support Director for the US Army Personnel Center.  and Adjutant General Corps Officers in the US Army Reserves.  Later he was assigned to Korea as a Plans Officer and the Deputy Chief of Staff for Security, Plans and Operations in the senior logistics command in the country.

Since retiring from the Army in 1994, he worked as a Civil Service employee for both the Departments of the Army and Navy and then retired as the  Deputy Director of the Department of Homeland Security (formally INS) National Records Center in Lees Summit, Missouri. After retirement from Civil Service he became the Executive Director of the Overseas Combined Federal Campaign and then served as the Project Manager of a 500 person multinational Base Support Services contract with PAE, a Lockheed Martin Company at Soto Cano Air Base in Honduras.

While in the service Bobís awards and decorations included the Legion of Merit, two Bronze Star Medals, three Meritorious Service Medals, three Army Commendation Medals, the Army Achievement Medal as well as the Good Conduct Medal and others.

Mr. Barnard attended high school at New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, New Mexico and received a BA degree from Columbia College in Columbia, Missouri.

He and his wife of thirty six years, Yoko, have one son, Larry, a graduate of the United States Military Academy and the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business. Larry is now working in the Healthcare Management field as a Hospital Administrator.