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CDR Barry W. Hull, USNR (Retired)

 CDR Barry W. Hull, USNR (Retired)

The years I spent flying fighters (jets) taught me the importance of good decision-making. The right decision can save lives, and the wrong decision can cost lives. When you are in command of a multi-million dollar aircraft in a high-stress environment, you’d better to be able to make the right decisions under pressure. The same holds true in business. Judgment is key.



Athena Assessment partner CDR Barry W. Hull, USNR (retired), is an F/A-18 Hornet fighter pilot who was combat decorated during Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Military awards include the Naval Meritorious Service Medal for exemplary performance as Commanding Officer, Air Medals and Navy Commendations with Valor, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, various unit commendations, and Distinguished Naval Graduate from Aviation Officer Candidate School. He has landings aboard various aircraft carriers, including the USS Saratoga. Hull retired from military service in September 2008, his final naval tour as a Naval Reservist assigned to the Supreme Allied Command.

Barry Hull has been a pilot for American Airlines since 1992. He owned a successful multi-location retail business for over twenty years.

He has been a military analyst for Fox News Channel and has appeared numerous times on the primary and cable television networks. Hull was featured on 60 Minutes II, History Channel, and Discovery Channel, as well as a variety of newspapers, radio stations, and other media outlets, locally, nationally, and internationally. He is a regular speaker for schools, groups, and events.

As a civilian pilot, he enjoys recreational flying for pleasure and travel. He has flown missionary groups, organ transplant patients, and military veterans.

Hull received a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in civil engineering from Clemson University.

He is on the Board of the Sportsmen’s Foundation for Military Families, a non-profit whose mission is to provide a healing environment for military veterans and their families through participation in outdoor sports.

He is the author of the best-selling book, “It’s All About Judgment”, available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.


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