William Barrington Class Of 1995
Bill Barrington, Class of ’95, is a recently retired Air Force colonel with over 25 years of experience as a space & missile maintenance officer. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Space Operations from the United States Air Force Academy, a Master of Science in Engineering Management from University of Central Florida, and a Master of Arts in Leadership & Counseling from University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.
His assignments include leading a 470-person missile maintenance group, and a 200-person missile maintenance squadron. As a NAF Director of Logistics, he oversaw weapon system maintenance, sustainment and modernization for over 12,000 personnel across a seven-state region. He returned to USAFA as the Air Officer of Cadet Squadron 17, where he led the training and development of 116 officer candidates. He completed staff assignments at the Numbered Air Force, Major Command, and Headquarters Air Force. Finally, as a member of the Missile Maintenance Officer Developmental Team, he oversaw talent management for 300 personnel, directing career development and education.
Bill and his wife, Cathy, (USAFA ’97) have two teenage sons. He is an advocate for joint-spouse military couples, and a mentor to the F. E. Warren Spouses Group. He currently lives in Cheyenne, Wyoming where the family enjoys outdoor activities.
I am a proud member of the Class of 1995, and have continued to serve USAFA as a cadet sponsor, Air Officer Commanding, and Saber Society donor. My Air Force Academy education gave me the discipline, education and leadership skills for a successful Air Force career. Throughout my time in the Air Force, my leadership philosophy was that taking care of Airmen and families is how we ensure mission success. That is accomplished by developing individuals, teams and organizations to reach their highest potential. The AOG is a key element in developing cadets to be leaders of character, and supporting graduates throughout their life.
There is currently no representation from the 1990’s on the AOG Board of Directors. I will work to ensure all voices are heard and represented in board decisions, and will work to increase participation from 90’s graduates. My passion is helping others succeed, and as a member of the AOG Board of Directors, I will bring that passion to the USAFA graduate and cadet communities.
Keep the Pride, 95!