El Cartio Barnes
Colonel El Cartio Barnes was commissioned a Military Police Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class Number 55th Company 5th Student Battalion on 22 June 1967. His first duty assignment was Team Leader, 3d Special Forces Battalion, 6th Special Forces Group (Abn), Fort Bragg, North Carolina. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Assistant Intelligence Officer, 6th Special Forces Group (ABN), Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Intelligence Officer, 6th Special Forces Group (ABN), Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Fixed Wing Aviation, 82d Artillery Battalion (Avn), First Cavalry Division, Phoucvinh, Vietnam; Intelligence Officer, 10th Aviation Battalion, Dong Ba Tinh, Vietnam; Commander, 560th Military Police Company, Pleiku, Vietnam; Operations Officer, Provost Marshal Office, Fort Riley, Kansas; Operations Officer, Provost Marshal Office, Fifth U.S. Army, Fort Sam Houston, Texas; Intelligence Officer, 3d Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Abn), Fort Gulian, Panama; Commander, HHD, 3d Battalion 7th Special Force Group (Abn), Fort Gulian, Panama Canal Zone; Executive Officer, 5th Battalion, 1st Signal Bde, Fort Gordon, Georgia; Deputy Provost Marshal, Fort Gordon, Georgia; Deputy Provost Marshal, 5th U.S. Corps, Frankfurt, Germany; Provost Marshal, 3d Armored Division, Frankfurt, Germany; Commander, 519th Military Police Battalion, Fort Meade, Maryland; Staff Officer, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans, Pentagon, Washington D.C.; Division Chief, Army Anti-Drug Task Force Division, DCSOPS, Pentagon, Washington D.C.; and Provost Marshal/Director of Security and Law Enforcement, U.S. Army Corps of Engineer, Washington D.C. | Colonel Barnes holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from The State University of New York at Albany, New York and a Masters of Arts Degree from Pepperdine University, Los Angeles, California. He is a graduate of Military Police Officer Basic and Advance Courses, The Command and General Staff College and The National War College. | His military awards include Bronze Star w/ 2 Oak Leaf Cluster; Meritorious Service Medal w/ 4 Oak Leaf Cluster; Air Medal (6th Award); Army Commendation Medal w/ 2 Oak Leaf Clusters; Army Achievement Medal. He wears the Ranger Tab, Special Forces Tab, Parachute Badge, Aviator Badge and Army Staff Badge.