Eastern Region Military Affairs

Eastern Region Director of Military Affairs


Brother Robert Barnes III

Beta Tau Omega (Central to Western Maryland)


Brother Barnes was initiated into Beta Nu Omega Spring 2011, Fort Knox, Kentucky. Upon his permanent change of station to Fort Gordon, GA, he along with four others chartered Gamma Kappa Omega where he served as the Vice Polaris and Polaris. After retirement from the U.S. Army, he relocated and took his talents to Beta Tau Omega where he is currently serving as the Vice Polaris.

Bro. Barnes began his military career in the U.S. Army Reserves for 8 months before joining the Regular Army as a 71L (Administrative Specialist, HR). His assignment included 3/62 ADA Fort Drum, New York; 5th Signal Command, Worms, Germany; 2nd Signal Brigade, Mannheim, Germany; USASOC, Fort Bragg, NC; 3rd Signal Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas; US Army Recruiting, McKinney Recruiting Station, McKinney, Texas; 160th Signal Brigade, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait; 25th Signal Battalion, 550th Signal Company, Kandahar, Afghanistan; Human Resource Command, Alexandria, VA/Fort Knox, Kentucky. He served in every enlisted leadership position from a squad leader, platoon sergeant, First Sergeant, and Deputy Commandant & Commandant of the Cyber (Signal) Regimental Noncommissioned Officer Academy Fort Gordon, Georgia.


He has a Bachelor of Science from Excelsior College and a double Graduate degree in Management & Leadership and Information Technology Management from Webster University. Currently, he is enrolled in a Ph.D. program (Organizational Psychology) at Capella University.


In his civilian capacity, Bro. Barnes is an IT Specialist, with primary responsibility as a Contract Officer Representative for the Defense Information Systems Agency, Fort Meade, Maryland.

Since being selected by the Director of Military Affairs, Bro. Barnes is assisting the committee with starting several new programs which will benefit recruitment of military personnel, deployed brothers overseas, job placement for brothers transitioning from the US Armed Forces. Brother Barnes’s goal is to be a viable member of the military affairs team and continue to improve on the IOTA foxhole.