Episode 34: The CNO Fellows – Admiral Barrera
Admiral Guillermo Barrera (ret.)
In this episode Jon O’Gorman talks with Admiral Guillermo Barrera (ret.), former Chief of Naval Operations for the Columbian Navy. Admiral Barrera discusses his time as a naval officer, his time as a former student at the U.S. Naval War College, and his role now as a “CNO Fellow” and senior mentor here. We speak about how his study of strategy as a student aided his role as CNO during the Colombian counterinsurgency against the FARC rebels in the early 2000s. Admiral Barrera has worked in the CNO fellow program for 12 years and is now a U.S. citizen.
Admiral, senior leader, mentor, strategy, chief of naval operations, civilian to military relations, Columbia, FARC rebels, insurgency, counter-insurgency
O'Gorman, Jon, "Episode 34: The CNO Fellows – Admiral Barrera" (2023). Profiles in Strategy. 34.