Douglas Barr, associate regional dean for military students at National University, was named a recipient of the William Kennedy Award by the Council of Colleges and Military Educators for outstanding service in military education in February 2004. The Council of Colleges and Military Educators has presented the William Kennedy Award to leaders in military education since 1986.
Dean Barr, a former Marine Corps Sergeant Major, oversees a staff of 15 and serves approximately 600 military students per month with on-base and online courses from his office here. He also oversees learning centers at MCAS Miramar, NAS North Island, 32nd Street Naval Station, NAB Coronado and the Fleet Anti-Submarine Warfare Training Center in Point Loma.
A 30-year veteran of the Marine Corps, serving in campaigns from Vietnam to the Gulf War, Dean Barr earned his bachelor's degree while on active duty, and holds an MBA from National University. He has served in military education with National University since 1995, during which time the University has distinguished itself through innovative and award-winning contributions to military education and educational service to the U.S. military community.
National University is recognized throughout the United States for its award-winning commitment to Educating men and women in the armed forces. Last year the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education Commission on Military Education and Training presented National University with the Ray Ehrensberger Award for Institutional Excellence in Military Education.