Barker, Douglas Robin, SSgt

Personnel, Administration and Retention
 
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 Service Details
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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

 


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Rifle Expert 4th AwardPistol Expert 2nd Award

 

 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)
  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

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
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  1972, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC), D/28617
 Unit Assignments
MAG-31MABS-31USMC Shooting Team (Rifle & Pistol)MCB Quantico, VA
4th Marine Division6th Comm Bn
  1972-1973, 0131, Administrative Clerk Course
  1973-1973, 0131, MAG-31
  1973-1973, 0131, MABS-31
  1973-1973, 0131, MABS-31
  1973-1973, MCAS Cherry Point, NC/Rifle Range
  1973-1974, USMC Shooting Team (Rifle & Pistol)
  1973-1974, 8531, Quantico - Rifle Range Detachment
  1975-1976, 0251, 4th Marine Division
  1977-1978, 0151, 6th Comm Bn
  1978-1978, 5821, FBI National Academy (FBINA)
 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)
  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]

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Reflections on SSgt Barker's US Marine Corps Service
 
 Reflections On My Service
 
PLEASE DESCRIBE WHO OR WHAT INFLUENCED YOUR DECISION TO JOIN THE MARINE CORPS?
Being born in 1951 to an English father, and Scottish American mother, I was embiued with a keen sense of pride in America as a member of the "Baby Boomer" generation of post-World War II fathers and mothers. My father was a distinguished and decorated bomber pilot in the
SSgt Douglas Robin Barker - Please describe who or what influenced your decision to join the Marine Corps?
1st Lt. Douglas B. Barker; wearing RCAF Pilot Wings on USAAC Tunic
ETO, having first sought to join the RAF during 1939 after Britain declared war on Nazi Germany. Dad was living in New Jersey and the RAF declined his offer as enough volunteers living in the UK were meeting the needs of the Empire. He finally joined the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) during November 1941, prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor. He became a "pilot officer" and flew 65 "Combat Missions" including nighttime raids on Nazi targets in Europe; flying with the RAF. During November 1943 he 'transferred' to the "higher paying" 9th USAAC, and fell in love with the B-26 Martin Marauder. He flew 40 more "Combat Missions" and participated in the first "All American" nighttime bombing raid in Europe; flying near at the forefront of the raid as a member of the 322nd BS, 449th BG (Medium). His unit was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation for this action. My father, Douglas B.Barker, earned the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with 12 Oak Leaves Cluster(s); and ended his tour with a total of completing 105 Combat Missions! His father, who was the best "Granddad" any child could have, was Bertie Barker, and he was a true and most kind English gentleman. Granddad had served in the Royal Navy during World War I as a Chief Petty Officer and the Electrical Articifer aboard the HMS Penelope. His ship was torpedoed during its wartime operations. This family legacy is what certainly led to my decision to serve my country, and having watched so many war documentaries with my father, and also the impressive "John Wayne type" of Hollywood movies of that era, I had my mind made up to only join the U.S. Marine Corps when it was time to pay for my blessed Freedoms and Citizenship.
WHETHER YOU WERE IN THE SERVICE FOR SEVERAL YEARS OR AS A CAREER, PLEASE DESCRIBE THE DIRECTION OR PATH YOU TOOK. WHAT WAS YOUR REASON FOR LEAVING?
Having served on active duty I was truly blessed to have met and served with exemplary Marines, some were WW II veterans. The senior Marines were just awesome leaders and some of the finest Americans I have ever had the honor of meeting, and working with.

After separating from active
SSgt Douglas Robin Barker - Whether you were in the service for several years or as a career, please describe the direction or path you took. What was your reason for leaving?
As a Detective / Investigator with the SUNY PD at Stony Brook, NY
duty I returned to college and pursued studies in Criminal Justice and the law. I took numerous civil service tests for police agencies while studying, but I still longed for the Corps. I then applied and was accepted into the Marine Corps' PLC (Platoon Leader's Course) program whereby I was 'locked in' for an aviation option in choppers, as I did not want to deal with "G" forces in fixed wing jets, etc. However, while at St. John's University in my 3rd year of studies for a BS Degree, about two weeks before I was to depart to OCS, at MCB, Quantico, VA, for my 1st summer session of the PLC program, I received a letter offering me a law enforcement position with the State University Police. Knowing it was just a first step, my wife and I looked at all options and I chose the cop job as the Aviation career in the Corps would have had me be away from my family for a full year after every 3 years of duty. Well, that was then: May 1976. It is history.


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