Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services
CAPT (Ret.) Kenneth J. Barrett, USN


  • Well-Being and Treatment Subcommittee Member


Other Positions/Employment/Community Involvement

  • Serves on the National Organization on Disability board of directors
  • Serves on the Advancing Minorities’ Interest in Engineering board of directors
  • Board of Trustees – St. John’s High School – Shrewsbury MA
  • Former Global Chief Diversity Officer – General Motors


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 (Military/Civilian)

  • 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



  • 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


Well-Being and Treatment Subcommittee Member
CAPT (Ret.) Kenneth J. Barrett, USN