Lt. Col. Tom Barrett was commissioned an Aviation Officer in 1995 from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks ROTC program and has served in various command and staff positions throughout his career in the Army. Units he has served in include the 10th Mountain Division, 82nd Airborne Division, Aviation Applied Technology Directorate, 25th Infantry Division, US Army Pacific and US Army Alaska. He has deployed multiple times in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. More
The Directorate of Evaluation and Standardization is a Department of the Army Field Operating Agency that ensures standardization of Army Aviation operations worldwide. DES has shifted focus towards assisting and enabling warfighting Aviation commanders in standardized operations.
DES emphasizes four broad tasks:
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