Colonel Christopher Barnwell

Chief, Field Experimentation Division Joint Modernization Command, United States Army

Colonel Christopher M. Barnwell was commissioned a Distinguished Military Graduate and Aviation officer through Army ROTC at Hampton University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in June 1993.

COL Barnwell served as Commander, Detachment Three, Joint MIA Accounting Command in Laos, and Commander, 4th Battalion (Attack), 501st Aviation Regiment, 1st Armored Division Combat Aviation Brigade.  After command, COL Barnwell served as Chief of Operations, Brigade Modernization Command, Corps Force Modernization Officer and Aviation Officer, XVIII Airborne Corps during Operation Inherent Resolve, and Director, Field Experiments Division, Joint Modernization Command.

COL Barnwell earned a master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Phoenix.  His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (with three Oak Leaf Clusters), Defense Meritorious Service Medal (with two Oak Leaf Clusters), Meritorious Service Medal (with four Oak Leaf Clusters), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Combat Action Badge, Aviator’s Badge, Airborne Badge and Air Assault Badge.

Main Conference Day 1

Thursday, May 28th, 2020

2:30 PM Advancing Army Ground Combat Vehicle Warfighting Concepts and Modernization Efforts

The U.S. Army Joint Modernization Command provides insight about future ways of fighting, future technology, and force structure during realistic live, constructive, and/or simulated training exercises, providing a unique viewpoint as to the role of NGCV in the future battlespace. 

- Efforts to assess Army ground combat vehicle warfighting capabilities and concepts
- Necessary next steps to improve ground combat vehicle effectiveness
- Challenges associated with defining warfighting concepts for unidentified future areas of operation

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Colonel Christopher.

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