Major General John L. Barry

Major General John L. Barry
John Barry Speakers Bureau - Wings Museum

A MINIMUM DONATION OF $5,000 IS REQUIRED FOR JOHN’S SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT. ALL DONATIONS HELP SUPPORT WINGS OVER THE ROCKIES AIR & SPACE MUSEUM.

John L. Barry, current President & CEO of Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, was a member of the Columbia Accident Investigation Board that was created to examine the disaster. In his presentation “When the Right Stuff Goes Wrong”, he will speak first-hand about the accident and share lessons that can be learned from this mishap.

The accident was a major event that was essentially caused by technological, cultural, mechanical and organizational failures. Barry will explain the “nuts and bolts” of this disaster in a way that can be understood, reflected on, and applied to current business plans.

About John L. Barry:

John L. Barry, Maj Gen, USAF (Ret) is the President/CEO of Wings Over the Rockies.
General Barry served as Superintendent of Aurora Public Schools for seven years, from 2006-2013. Before returning to Colorado, he served in the United States Air Force for over 30 years as a combat veteran, fighter pilot/USAF “Top Gun” graduate (Fighter Weapons School), Military Assistant to the Secretary of Defense, and commander multiple times at the squadron, group and twice at the wing command level. He is also a survivor of the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon. He retired in 2004 as a “Two Star”, Major General, and served his last tour on active duty as Board Member and Executive Director for the Space Shuttle Columbia Accident Investigation.

Mr. Barry is a 1973 Honor Graduate of the USAF Academy, with a double major in International Affairs and Political Science and Distinguished Graduate from the USAF Pilot Training. He received his Masters in Public Administration from Oklahoma University, was a White House Fellow in 1986-1987, attended the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard on a fellowship in 1993-1994, and is a 2004 graduate of the Broad Superintendent Academy.

Contact John: JBarry@WingsMuseum.org