Committee Member

Captain (Retired) Ken J. Barrett, USN
Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services


  • Recruitment and Retention Subcommittee Member

Other Positions /
Employment /
Community Involvement

  • Global Chief Diversity Officer – General Motors
  • Serves on the National Organization on Disability board of directors
  • Serves on the Asian Pacific Islander American Scholars board of directors
  • Serves on the Advancing Minorities’ Interest in Engineering board of directors

Prior Military Service
or Affiliation

  • Retired from the Navy in 2012 after 28 years
  • Surface Warfare Officer, Diversity Director for the U.S. Navy
  • Last assignment: Acting Director, Office of Diversity Management and Equal Opportunity – OSD

Highest Education

  • Federal executive fellow – Harvard University, Olin Institute for Strategic Studies
  • Executive MBA – Naval Post Graduate School
  • Master of Arts, National Security Affairs and Strategic Studies – Naval War College
  • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science – College of the Holy Cross

Achievements /
Awards /

  • Defense Superior Service Medal
  • Legion of Merit
  • Defense Meritorious Service Medal
  • Meritorious Service Medal (2 gold stars)
  • Ted Childs Life Work Excellence Award
  • Global Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Award – World Diversity and Inclusion Congress

CAPT Kenneth J. Barrett, Navy, Retired