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Colonel Rob W. Barnhill

COL Barnhill, from Lincoln City, Oregon, enlisted into the United States Army in 1993 as a Light Infantryman. Upon graduation from Basic Training and AIT, he married and began his Army service at Fort Drum, New York. COL Barnhill, assigned to 2-87 Infantry Regiment, was a M-60 Machine Gunner, Platoon Radio Telephone Operator (RTO), S-3 RTO, the Battalion Commander’s RTO in Haiti, and finally the Battalion Commander’s driver before transitioning back to Oregon to finish his college degree in the Army’s Green to Gold Program.

COL Barnhill was assigned to 1-23 Infantry Regiment at Fort Lewis, WA and served as the assistant S3. Later, COL Barnhill became a Bradley Platoon Leader then served as the Battalion S1. COL Barnhill was then assigned to the I Corps Personnel Management Office as the I Corps Enlisted Strength Manager. After attending the Captains Career Course and CGSC, COL Barnhill was assigned to 1st Personnel Command, Schwetzingen, Germany as the Personnel Services Division Chief. In 2003, COL Barnhill assumed command of B Detachment, 38th Personnel Services Battalion (PSB) and deployed the full services detachment to Iraq. Following Command, COL Barnhill served as the 38th PSB S3.

In 2006, COL Barnhill transitioned into the Acquisition Corps and moved to Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG). COL Barnhill was an Assistant Product Manager in the Joint Program Executive Office (PEO), Chemical and Biological Defense leading the M93 Fox vehicle upgrade program. Following this assignment, he served in Future Combat Systems as an APM for Test and Evaluation. COL Barnhill was selected to serve as the Executive Officer to the PEO, Command Control Communications – Tactical (C3T). COL Barnhill was then assigned to the Army Evaluation Center (AEC) as a Military Evaluator for the VIC-5, IPPS-A, Logistics Modernization Program, and the Army Contract Writing System. COL Barnhill then served as the Executive Officer for AEC. COL Barnhill moved to Michigan to serve as the Executive Officer to the PEO, CS&CSS. COL Barnhill assumed the charter of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV), Systems Integration Product Management Office. In 2019, COL Rob Barnhill moved to serve as the Deputy Director, Transmission Systems Directorate, United States Army Information Systems Engineering Command, Fort Huachuca, Arizona. Prior to taking Command of USAEPG, COL Barnhill attended the Air War College, at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.

COL Barnhill holds a Bachelor of Sciences Degree in Psychology, a Master of Arts in Human Resources Management and a Masters of Strategic Studies from the Air War College. He is DAWIA certified PM Level III, Information Technology Level II, and Test and Evaluation Level I.

COL Barnhill’s military awards include the Bronze Star Medal, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, and the Airborne Badge.

COL Barnhill’s family includes his wife and four daughters.