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Vice Adm. Barry McCullough Takes Helm of Surface Navy Association

The Surface Navy Association (SNA) has a new leader. Retired Vice Adm. Barry McCullough has been named to succeed retired Vice Adm. Ron Route as president of the SNA. Route will become the president of the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif., in early October.

“Our new president, Vice Adm. Barry McCullough, brings new perspective and leadership, and great understanding of the Navy and the surface warfare community – active duty, reserve and retired, in uniform and in industry,” said Route.

McCullough retired from the U.S. Navy in 2011 where he was commander, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/Commander, U.S. 10th Fleet. He also served as Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Integration of Capabilities (OPNAV N8) and Director of Surface Warfare (OPNAV N86). He has had numerous commands at sea, including two carrier strike groups, as well as USS Normandy (CG 60), USS Scott (DDG 995), and USS Gemini (PHM 6). McCullough was elected to the SNA board of directors in January 2013. He is currently vice president of Business Strategy for Mission Systems and Training for the Lockheed Martin Corporation.

“It has been my great honor to have been SNA’s president for the past five years,” said Route. “Our association continues to provide many opportunities – and celebrated events – for the professional development of our members, and for better understanding of our Surface Warfare mission and strategic development.

“Our new president, Vice Adm. Barry McCullough, brings new perspective and leadership, and great understanding of the Navy and the surface warfare community – active duty, reserve and retired, in uniform and in industry,” said Route.

The SNA promotes greater coordination and communication among those in the military, business, and academic communities who share a common interest in naval surface warfare and to support the activities of surface naval forces. SNA provides for its members support, programs, and activities that enable professional growth, personal satisfaction, and camaraderie. SNA has more than 6,000 members in 26 chapters around the world.

 

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