From Weirton, W.Va., Vice Admiral Bernard J. "Barry" McCullough graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science in Naval Architecture and was commissioned on June 4, 1975. Additionally, McCullough completed Naval Nuclear Power Training and received a Master of Science in Strategic Resource Management from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces at National Defense University.
McCullough's sea tours include serving as commander, Carrier Strike Group 6/commander, John F. Kennedy Strike Group. He also served as commander, Carrier Strike Group 14/commander, Enterprise Strike Group. McCullough's major command was aboard USS Normandy (CG 60) from February 1999 until February 2001.
Prior to commanding Normandy, he served as commanding officer aboard USS Scott (DDG 995) and USS Gemini (PHM 6). Other sea assignments were: operations officer for commander, 2nd Fleet/Striking Fleet Atlantic, engineer officer aboard USS Enterprise (CVN 65), engineer officer aboard USS Virginia (CGN 38), and main propulsion assistant aboard USS Texas (CGN 39).
McCullough's shore tours include serving as deputy chief of Naval Operations for Integration of Capabilities and Resources (N8), director, Warfare Integration and Assessment Division (N8F), director, Surface Warfare Division, (N86), commander, Navy Region Hawaii and Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific, the director for Strategy and Analysis, J5, at U.S. Joint Forces Command, 1st Battalion officer at the United States Naval Academy and as the department head for the D1G Prototype Nuclear Power Plant at Nuclear Power Training Unit, Ballston Spa, N.Y. McCullough assumed his current responsibilities as commander, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/Commander, U.S. 10th Fleet in December 2009.
His decorations and awards include: Navy Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, and Navy Achievement Medal. Additionally, he is authorized to wear numerous unit and campaign awards.