Commander Barry D. McCulloch
CDR McCulloch attended Boot Camp and Interior Communications Electrician “A” School at Naval Training Station, San Diego. Following graduation he was assigned to sea duty where he served on the pre-commissioning crew of USS PATRIOT (MCM 7) with following tours to USS SCOUT (MCM 8), USS GLADIATOR (MCM 11), USS ARDENT (MCM 12) and USS DEXTROUS (MCM 13).
CDR McCulloch earned his commission through the Limited Duty Officer program in July 2001 and later was selected for lateral transfer as an Unrestricted Line Officer upon graduating from St Leo University in 2008 earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management.
CDR McCulloch’s sea tours include: USS KAUFFMAN (FFG 59) as the Main Propulsion Assistant, USS TRENTON (LPD 14) as the Damage Control Assistant, USS PORTER (DDG 78) as the Chief Engineer, Commander Destroyer Squadron TWO EIGHT, as the Material Officer embarked on USS DWIGHT D EISENHOWER (CVN 69).
CDR McCulloch’s ashore assignments include Assault Craft Unit FOUR where he served as the Production Officer, Repair Officer, and Operations Officer. His awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corp Achievement Medal as well as multiple unit and campaign awards.