COMMAND MASTER CHIEF
Robert Leon Barber Jr
UNITED STATES NAVY
Master Chief Rob Barber is third generation military and a native of Sylvester, Georgia. He enlisted in the United States Navy and reported for basic training at Recruit Training Command Great Lakes, Illinois in December 1995.
Master Chief Barber completed Aviation Electronics Technician “A” school located in Millington, Tennessee in September of 1996, before reporting to his first command, Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department Oceana in Virginia Beach, Virginia. In July 1998 he reported to his first Sea Duty assignment at EA-6B Van Operational Detachment (VANOPDET) Whidbey Island in Oak Harbor, Washington. While assigned to VANOPDET he deployed to Saudi Arabia, Germany and Turkey. His subsequent sea duty and overseas assignments include: Sea Control Squadron 32 (VS-32) deploying twice aboard USS Enterprise (CVN-65), Patrol Reconnaissance Squadron Four Seven (VP-47), where he deployed to Italy, Africa and Iceland, and USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78).
His shore duty assignments include two tours at Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department Oceana in Virginia Beach, Virginia and Fleet Readiness Center Southeast in Jacksonville, Florida.
In 2016 he was selected as a Command Master Chief. In May of 2017 he reported to Strike Fighter Squadron Two- One-One (VFA-211) in Oceana, Virginia, where he currently serves as the Command Master Chief.
Master Chief Barber is a graduate of the Navy Senior Enlisted Academy (Class 192) and Command Master Chief Capstone Course (Class 170).
Master Chief Barber’s personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (Three Awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (Seven Awards) and various campaign and service awards.