Executive Director, Command Information Officer
Mr. Patrick Barrett is the Executive Director and CIO of Fleet Cyber Command / Commander TENTH Fleet, Fort Meade MD. In this role he provides executive level business, personnel, information technology, and cyberspace leadership for an Echelon II mission-critical operations-focused organization. U.S. Fleet Cyber Command is comprised of TENTH Fleet, NAVSPACE and the Navy’s Joint Force Headquarters-Cyber.
Previously, Mr. Barrett served Deputy Chief Navy Reserve on the Chief of Naval Operations Staff (OPNAV) Washington DC. As such he was the principal advisor on all matters related to manpower, mobilization, policy and strategy for a force of 58,000 personnel.
Prior to that, he performed the Duties of Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Manpower and Personnel in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense, Reserve Affairs. He also served as the Chief of Staff to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs coordinating all efforts in Readiness, Training, Mobilizations, Resources and Materiel & Facilities. Mr. Barrett had additional assignments on the OPNAV staff in the Director of Air Warfare serving as a Requirements and Resource Officer for aircraft procurement and sustainment.
Mr. Barrett’s military accomplishments include 29 years of active duty service in a variety leadership positions leading to aviation squadron command and Air Wing command of over 4,300 personnel. He has deployed numerous times in support of the Global War on Terror supporting operations Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Early in his career he deployed aboard the USS O’Brien (DD 975) and USS Thach (FFG 43) while in the Central Command area of responsibility. He has amassed over 5,000 flight hours in a variety of Naval aircraft.
Mr. Barrett holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Rhode Island College, earned a Master’s of Science degree from Embry Riddle University and a Master’s of Science in National Security Strategy from National War College.
His decorations include multiple Defense Superior Service medals, Legions of Merit, Meritorious Service medals and numerous additional personal and operational decorations associated with deployments to the Central Command Area of Responsibility.