Lieutenant Colonel Barian Woodward is an active duty United States Marine assigned to the U.S. Institute of Peace as a Commandant of the Marine Corps Fellow. Lieutenant Colonel Woodward is a communications officer with 27 years of service and has commanded at the detachment, company and battalion levels.
Prior to arriving at USIP, Lieutenant Colonel Woodward served as the Battalion Commander, Communication Training Battalion, Marine Corps Communication Electronics School at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California. He has deployed to Afghanistan as well as being forward deployed multiple times to Okinawa, Japan in INDOPACOM area of responsibility.
Lieutenant Colonel Woodward holds a B.S. Computer Science from Old Dominion University and M.A. in Military Studies from Marine Corps University.