Barber, Richard, LT

Limited Duty Officer
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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Current/Last Primary NEC
641X-Limited Duty Officer - Administration
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Limited Duty Officer
Primary Unit
1975-1979, CNO - OPNAV
Previously Held NEC
NC-9589-Command Career Counselor
741X-Warrant Officer - Ship's Clerk
Service Years
1957 - 1979
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Great Lakes
Order of the Arctic Circle (Bluenose)
Suez Canal

 Official Badges 

Allied Command Atlantic Career Counselor US Navy Retired 20 NATO Standing Naval Forces Atlantic

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Arctic Circle (Bluenose) Navy Chief Initiated Order Of The Lakes Cold War Medal

Navy Chief 100 Yrs 1893-1993 LDO/CWO Cold War Veteran

 Military Association Memberships
United States Navy Memorial Fleet Reserve Association (FRA)American LegionNavy League of the United States
Post 1426, Midlothian Post
  1977, United States Navy Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1979, Fleet Reserve Association (FRA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2000, American Legion [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2004, Navy League of the United States - Assoc. Page
  2005, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 1426, Midlothian Post (Member) (Richmond, Virginia) [Verified] - Chap. Page

 Additional Information

What are you doing now:
Retired in August 2008.  Conduct genealogical research for self and others on a fee and non-fee basis.  Maintain a primary family tree of 31,000+ individuals and eight family research trees on


Other Comments:
Started own office computer and data capture equipment and office practices company, with 7 fulltime employees, in 1979 and sold/merged nd transferred on going contracts into similar company in 1981.  Worked for a number of technology companies as Federal Contract Administrator, VP of Business Development, Federal Program Manager, and Technoloigy Consultant.  Public speaker at numerous office technology conference in U.S., Canada, and Brazil.  Wrote over 20 technical articles for office technology publications.  Acknowleged by "Whos Who in America" for efforts in optical character recognition and office systems technology.

 Countries Deployed To or Visited
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1957, Naval Aviation Cadet Program/Navy Pre-flight School (Willow Grove, PA)
 Duty Stations
VP-934FASRON (Special) 200NAF West Malling, KentPhiladelphia Group, Commander Atlantic Reserve Fleet (COMLANTRESFLT)
Naval Reserve Forces CommandUSS Zellars (DD-777)USS Cadmus (AR-14)USS Wasp (CVS-18)
COMMINEWARCOM, Commander, Naval Surface Force, Atlantic (COMNAVSURFLANT)Mine Warfare Command , Naval Support Activity Charleston, SCCNO - OPNAV
  1957-1959, VP-934
  1959-1960, FASRON (Special) 200
  1960-1963, NAF West Malling, Kent
  1963-1966, Philadelphia Group, Commander Atlantic Reserve Fleet (COMLANTRESFLT)
  1963-1966, Commander Atlantic Reserve Fleet (COMLANTRESFLT)
  1966-1968, USS Zellars (DD-777)
  1968-1970, NC-9589, USS Cadmus (AR-14)
  1970-1970, 741X, USS Cadmus (AR-14)
  1970-1972, 741X, USS Wasp (CVS-18)
  1972-1975, 741X, COMMINEWARCOM, Commander, Naval Surface Force, Atlantic (COMNAVSURFLANT)
  1972-1975, 641X, Mine Warfare Command , Naval Support Activity Charleston, SC
  1975-1979, CNO - OPNAV
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1974-1974 Operation Nimbus Star/Moon (Suez Canal)1
 Colleges Attended 
Thomas Edison State CollegeSouthern Illinois University at Carbondale
  1972-1972, Thomas Edison State College
  1973-1976, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
  1975-1975, Baptist College at Charleston, Charleston SC
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