Maj. Gen. Marvin Jay Barry is the mobilization assistant to the Chief of the Air Force Reserve, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. He serves as the principal adviser for the individual mobilization augmentee program supporting more than 12,000 Air Force Reservists. He chairs the individual mobilization augmentee allocation team which allocates funding for this program throughout the Air Force.
The general entered the Air Force in 1970 as a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy. After completion of pilot training at Reese Air Force Base, Texas, he flew in Southeast Asia as a C-130 pilot. He has served as an instructor, flight examiner, operations officer and commander of a tactical airlift squadron. He has also served as vice commander of a strategic airlift wing. During Operation Desert Storm, he commanded a provisional tactical airlift squadron which had been activated to support operations in theater. The general is a command pilot with more than 4,800 hours of flight time in C-130 and C-5 aircraft.
In his civilian occupation, he is employed by a major air carrier as a captain.
1970 Bachelor of Science degree, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
1976 Master's degree in business administration, School of Business, University of Utah
1984 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence
1994 Air War College, by correspondence
1. August 1970 - August 1971, student, undergraduate pilot training, Reese AFB, Texas
2. August 1971 - December 1971, transition pilot, Little Rock AFB, Ark.
3. December 1971 - February 1974, C-130E pilot, 21st Tactical Airlift Squadron, Ching Chuan Kang Air Base, Taiwan
4. February 1974 - January 1975, C-130E pilot, 50th Tactical Airlift Squadron, Little Rock AFB, Ark.
5. January 1975 - September 1976, instructor and flight examiner, 16th Tactical Airlift Training Squadron, Little Rock AFB, Ark.
6. September 1976 - March 1984, instructor/flight examiner, 327th Tactical Airlift Squadron, Willow Grove Air Reserve Facility, Penn.
7. March 1984 - November 1985, Chief, Aircrew Standardization, 913th Tactical Airlift Group, Willow Grove ARF, Penn.
8. November 1985 - July 1989, current operations officer, 913th Tactical Airlift Group, Willow Grove ARF, Penn.
9. July 1989 - March 1990, operations officer, 327th Tactical Airlift Squadron, Willow Grove ARF, Penn.
10. March 1990 - July 1991, Commander, 327th Tactical Airlift Squadron, Willow Grove ARF, Penn.
11. January 1991 - April 1991, Commander, 1662nd Tactical Airlift Squadron, Southwest Asia
12. July 1991 - January 1992, Deputy Commander for Operations, 913th Tactical Airlift Group, Willow Grove ARF, Penn.
13. January 1992 - September 1992, Vice Commander, 913th Tactical Airlift Group, Willow Grove ARF, Penn.
14. September 1992 - May 1994, admissions liaison officer, 9001st Air Reserve Squadron, Denver, Colo.
15. May 1994 - September 1995, mobilization assistant to the Commandant, Headquarters Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
16. September 1995 - April 1997, Vice Commander, 439th Airlift Wing, Westover Air Reserve Base, Mass.
17. April 1997 - May 1998, mobilization assistant to the Commander, Air Force Personnel Center, Randolph AFB, Texas
18. June 1998 - October 1999, mobilization assistant to the Director of Operations, Headquarters Air Education and Training Command, Randolph AFB, Texas
19. November 1999 - August 2000, mobilization assistant to the Deputy Chief of Staff for Air and Space Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
20. August 2000 - January 2003, mobilization assistant to the Commander, Air Education and Training Command, Randolph AFB, Texas
21. January 2003 - January 2004, mobilization assistant to the Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans and Programs, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
22. January 2004 - present, mobilization assistant to the Chief of the Air Force Reserve, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
Rating: Command pilot
Military: 4,800 hours in the T-37, T-38, C-130E and C-5A
Civilian: 9,000 hours in the B-727, DC-9, A-310, MD-88, B-767, B-757 and B-767ER
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Distinguished Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Distinguished Flying Cross with oak leaf cluster
Bronze Star Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Medal with silver oak leaf cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with "V" device and oak leaf cluster
Air Force Organizational Excellence Award
Combat Readiness Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Vietnam Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Southwest Asia Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm
Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal
Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia)
Kuwait Liberation Medal (Government of Kuwait)
1979 - present, admissions liaison officer, Eastern Pennsylvania
1983 Outstanding Additional Duty Liaison Officer, Northeast Region
1984 - 1987 Deputy Liaison Officer Commander, Eastern Pennsylvania
1986 Outstanding Deputy Liaison Officer Commander, Northeast Region
1987 - 1990 Liaison Officer Commander, Eastern Pennsylvania
1987 Certificate of Commendation, Carbon County Conservation District
1988 Outstanding Liaison Officer Commander, Northeast Region
1990 Outstanding Liaison Officer Commander, Northeast Region
1991 Aviation Achievement Award, Carbon County Aviation Council
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant June 3, 1970
First Lieutenant Dec. 3, 1971
Captain Dec. 3, 1973
Major Sept. 2, 1983
Lieutenant Colonel June 17, 1988
Colonel July 1, 1992
Brigadier General April 3, 1998
Major General March 30, 2001
(Current as of January 2004)