Chairman's Corner

Guardian Fund Chairman    
   Congressman Barry Loudermilk, GA-11

BLBarry Loudermilk is a native of Georgia and a veteran of the US Air Force, where he served for eight years, working in the Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence operations arena. Barry joined the Air Force in 1984 and served at duty stations in Texas, Hawaii, and Alaska. Barry’s military accomplishments and awards include two Force Commendation Medals, one Air Force Achievement Medal, the United States National Defense Service Medal, as well as numerous awards and citations for services during the 1986 Philippine Crisis, the 1986 Air Raid on Libya, Operation Just Cause in Panama, and Operation Desert Storm.

While serving in the military, Barry earned a Bachelors Degree in Occupational Education and Information Systems Technology from Wayland Baptist University. He also holds an Associates Degree in Telecommunications Technology from the Community College of the Air Force.

bl2Barry’s father is a veteran of World War II. Assigned to the 100st Medical Evacuation Hospital Barry’s father served as a medic during the Normandy invasion and the Battle of the Bulge. Barry’s brother is a Vietnam veteran. Serving in the United States Coast Guard his brother conducted combat patrols off of the coast of Vietnam and Cambodia.

Barry was elected in 2004, as a state representative to Georgia’s 14th State House District. Barry served 6 years in the Georgia House of Representatives and in 2010 was elected to serve in the Georgia State Senate.

Barry is a licensed private pilot and a certified search and rescue ground team leader. He continues to serve his country and state as an active officer in the Civil Air Patrol, where he has attained the rank of Lt Colonel, and is a volunteer search and rescue pilot with the Rome squadron. Barry, his wife and three children are all members of the Civil Air Patrol and frequently participate in search and rescue and disaster relief missions.

Barry lives in the Cassville area of Bartow County with his wife Desiree and their three grown children.