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Inspector General, U.S. Pacific Command (J004)

Colonel Sean G. Barrett, U.S. Army

Colonel Sean G. Barrett has over 26 years of professional experience in both the public and private sectors. His military career as an Army Adjutant General’s Corps officer began with a commission in 1989 from Whitworth College’s ROTC program in Spokane, WA, and has taken him from the tactical through strategic levels of the Army in a variety of command and staff positions. Sean’s previous key assignments include battalion command of Allied Forces North Battalion in SHAPE, Belgium; Executive Officer to the Army’s Director of Enlisted Personnel Management; Adjutant/S1 (senior human resources officer) for the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team (BCT); Director of Human Resources for the US Army Garrison, Japan; and the Secretary of the General Staff for the US Army, Japan. Sean deployed to Bosnia in 2000 as commander of the 129th Postal Company, Afghanistan in 2002 as the Chief of Manpower Operations for the Combined Joint Task Force 180, and to Ramadi, Iraq in 2009 as the S1/Adjutant for the 82nd Airborne’s 1st BCT.

Colonel Barrett is a 2016 graduate of the US National War College in Washington, D.C. where he earned a Master of Science in National Security Strategy. Early in his Army career, Sean earned his Masters in International Management with a focus on Northeast Asia from Whitworth College in Spokane, WA, and left active Army service in 1995 for five years. During this time, he completed an internship with a Mitsubishi Electric affiliate in Osaka, Japan, before returning to Oregon where he worked as an account manager for a private employer organization (HR outsourcing) and later managed a small meat products manufacturing business with profit and loss responsibility. Sean also served as a City Counselor in his hometown and taught courses in human resources, international business and marketing as an adjunct professor at the local community college.

Colonel Barrett recently completed the DOD Joint Inspector General’s Course and is currently serving as the US Pacific Command’s Inspector General.