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George Barrett Celebrated for Dedication to the Military

Mr. Barrett retired from the military after 55 years of dedicated service

    BELTON, TX, July 27, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- George Barrett has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, Mr. Barrett served as a Chief Master Sergeant and a Security Police superintendent between 1954 and 2009. Subsequently, he became active as a legislator in Texas from 2013 until 2015, during which time he advocated for more than 3.5 million Texans over the age of 60 regarding a range of senior issues. During the mid-2010s, Mr. Barrett also worked as a long-term care ombudsman for the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.

Over the years, Mr. Barrett gained valuable expertise in municipal, educational and aerospace positions, including as the pro tem mayor for the city of Kennedale, Texas, an assistant aerospace science instructor for the Headquarters Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps and an aerospace science instructor for Arlington High School. In 2017, he retired from a full-time position in the workforce, but continues to parlay his expertise to others on a case-by-case basis. Mr. Barrett remains aware of changes in the field through his affiliation with the Military Training Instructors Association.

Mr. Barrett was a world recognized competitor in the sport of Judo. He was the 130 lb. Air Force champion, as well as the Congress of International Sports Militaire (CISM) champion. He was selected by the 1964 United States Olympic Team. He competed in the 1965 World Games in Belgian. He was promoted to San Dan (3rd degree black belt) by the Kodokan Institute of Japan.

While enlisted in the military, Mr. Barrett completed coursework at the University of Texas at Austin. He subsequently became a law enforcement officer through the Alamo Area Law Enforcement Academy in 1982. He later obtained a Bachelor of Science in workforce management from Trinity University in 2004 and a Master of Arts in Christian counseling from Liberty University in 2011. A champion of his community, Mr. Barrett has contributed to those in need as a reserve patrolman with the Cibolo Police Department, a reserve deputy with the Bexar County Sheriff's Office, a reserve police officer with the Selma Police Department and a volunteer Christian counselor with the local veterans' organization.

In honor of his outstanding service in the military, Mr. Barrett has been presented with a Meritorious Service Medal with three clusters, a Bronze Star, a Commendation Medal, and an Air Force Achievement Medal from the U.S. Air Force in 1968, 1971 and 1979, respectively. More recently, he accepted a Distinguished Service Medal from the Governor of Texas in 2004. In the coming years, Mr. Barrett intends to enjoy his well-deserved retirement while helping others wherever he can.

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