Barker, Douglas Robin, SSgt

Personnel, Administration and Retention
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Current Service Status
USMC Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Current/Last Primary MOS
0151-Administrative Clerk
Current/Last MOSGroup
Personnel, Administration and Retention
Previously Held MOS
0131-Unit Diary Clerk
8531-Primary Marksmanship Instructor
0251-Interrogation-Translation Specialist
5821-Criminal Investigator
Primary Unit
1978-1978, 5821, FBI National Academy (FBINA)
Service Years
1972 - 1980
Official/Unofficial USMC Certificates
Cold War Certificate

Staff Sergeant

One Hash Mark


 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

Vietnam Veteran 50th Commemoration US Marine Corps Honorable Discharge (Original)

 Military Association Memberships
National Rifle Association (NRA)Jack Ivy; Detachment 666Department of FloridaRoyal Marine Association-USA Branch
Pound 278MTWS Profile Integrity TeamMarine TWS Advisory Group
  1966, National Rifle Association (NRA) [Verified]
  1983, Marine Corps League, Jack Ivy; Detachment 666 (Vice Commander) (Port St. Lucie, Florida) [Verified]
  2008, American Legion, 8, Department of Florida (Associate Member) [Verified]
  2011, Marine Corps League, L.Cpl. Justin J. Wilson; Detachment 1045 (Public Relations Officer (PRO)) (Stuart, Florida) [Verified]4
  2011, Royal Marine Association-USA Branch1
  2012, Military Order of the Devil Dog, Pound 278 (DD) (Lake Park, Florida)
  2018, MTWS Profile Integrity Team [Verified]
  2018, Marine TWS Advisory Group [Verified]

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Retired Law Enforcement Officer, currently providing personal safety and protection consultations; Licensed Private Investigator; Experienced Operations Manager; Public Relations & Marketing Consultant; Political Campaign Consultant; engaged in volunteer service with multiple not-for-profit organizations and fraternal organizations.
Other Comments:
Marine Corps League (MCL): 
     Life Member, MCL
     Life Member, Military Order of the Devil Dogs (MODD), MCL
     Aide-De-Camp to Vice Commandant of the Southeast Division, MCL (2010-2016)
     Public Relations Officer, Department of Florida, MCL (Oct. 2010-May 2018)
     Public Relations Officer, LCPL. Justin J. Wilson Detachment 1045, MCL (2011-present)

International Police Association - United States Section:
IPA, Region 26: 1st Vice President.

Blue Knights International:
     Member of Florida Chapter X; Blue Knights Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club

Fraternal Order of Police:
     Member of Lodge 41, Fort Pierce, Florida

B.P.O.E. - Elks:
     Member of Stuart-Jensen Elk's Lodge 1870, Stuart, Florida

Free & Accepted Masons:
     Member of Philipstown Lodge, Cold Spring, New York

National Rifle Association:
     Life Member; Certified Rifle and Pistol/Handgun Instructor

Retired Police Association of the State of New York:
     Member of RPA

Florida Association of Licensed Investigators:
     Member of FAPI as an independent Private Investigator

Chapel of Four Chaplains:
     Recipient of the Legion of Honor of the Chapel of Four Chaplains - 7 October  2017

 Countries Deployed To or Visited
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  1972, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC), D/286
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Boot Camp Photo Boot Camp - Parris Island, SC (1972), D/286
Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC)



Start Date 
Aug, 1972

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Last Updated:Aug 3, 2016
Personal Memories

Best Friends
Senior Drill Instructor was SSgt. Joseph C. CHILES.  Plt. 286 was his first as the 'Senior' and under his leadership our Platoon took every award for every competition our Series engaged in except for one!  We kicked ass as did our Senior and his ADS's.

Best Moment
Earning Meritorious PFC for 'High Shooter' and for keeping my shit together during boot camp serving as: Key Private; Platoon Artist; Assistant Scribe.


Worst Moment
While with the nearly 90 or so recruites in the old white wooden receiving barracks being 'processed' for the few days while awaiting being picked-up by our Drill Instructors for my Platoon to begin training, a NCO called for all privates who had been arrested or convicted of a crime to stand up; I was stunned to see that I was one of the 3 or 4 who remained in our seats! I learned that my Series had multiple recruuites who had served time in State Prisons, and one short black private in the next platoon had been convicted of manslaughter. When I overheard my Senior DI ask him why he killed a man, the recruit answered: "Because he slapped me sir!" The DI's all laughed and said that they would make sure that when they needed to 'correct' him they would do something other than 'slap' him!!!

SSGT. Joseph C. CHILES, Senior D.I.; SGT. Henry SMALLS, ADI; SGT. PARSONS, ADI; and SGT. MOHLER, ADI (who was replaced by SGT. PARSONS)


Other Memories
It was an amazing Platoon lead by a fantastic Senior DI; I was: one of three 'House Mice'; Platoon 'Artist'; Platoon 'Key Private.' Our Platoon was First in our Series in all Competitions except one.

My Photos From This Recruit Training
PVT. standing for  'Bootcamp' Photo
With USMC Shooting Team @ WPBN, Quantico
Shooting (well trying to...) with the Shooting Team
More shooting...

  239 Also There at This Training:
Name Co Ptn Start Date
Jones, Donnell, Cpl, (1972-1978) 286 Aug, 1972
Jones, Donnell, Cpl, (1972-1978) 286 Aug, 1972
Boclair, Michael, GySgt, (1972-1992) D 298 Sep, 1972
Johnson, Jeff, SSgt, (1972-1982) D 2001 Sep, 1972
Kleimann, Henry, Sgt, (1972-1976) D 2001 Sep, 1972
Leppert, James, SSgt, (1972-1992) D 2003 Sep, 1972
Mikul, Reuben, SgtMaj, (1972-2002) D 2001 Sep, 1972
Pizzo, Mark, SSgt, (1972-1980) D 2001 Sep, 1972
Plasic, Steve, Sgt, (1972-1976) D 261 Sep, 1972
Wiltshire, Michael, Cpl, (1971-1978) D 2003 Sep, 1972
Wiltshire, Michael, Cpl, (1971-1978) D 2003 Sep, 1972
Womack, Terry, GySgt, (1972-1994) D 2004 Sep, 1972
Britton, Larry, SSgt, (1972-1992) D 2019 Oct, 1972
Gaik, Jeffrey, SSgt, (1972-1981) D 2009 Oct, 1972
Gerencser, L. Paul, LtCol, (1972-2003) D 2009 Oct, 1972
Harmon, Marcus Q., Sgt, (1972-1977) D 268 Jun, 1972
Lonergan, Sean, Sgt, (1972-1976) D 2010 Oct, 1972
Potoka, Michael, Cpl, (1972-1974) D 261 Jun, 1972
Pynes, Michael, Capt, (1972-1993) D 2009 Oct, 1972
Sosik, Brandon, Capt, (1972-2001) D 270 Jun, 1972
Stack Jr., J. Daniel, Sgt, (1972-1975) D 269 Jun, 1972
Street, John, MGySgt, (1972-1999) D 2009 Oct, 1972
Warder, Robert, MGySgt, (1972-2002) D 2009 Oct, 1972
Weatherly, Larry, Sgt, (1972-1976) D 260 Jun, 1972
Weatherly, Larry, Sgt, (1972-1976) D 260 Jun, 1972
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