Bachelor of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1944. AB, Middlebury (Vermont) College, 1944. Master of Arts, George Washington University, 1951.
Doctor of Philosophy, American University, Washington, 1957.
Aero. engineer, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Hampton, Virginia, 1944-1948; engineering manager, United States Navy, Air System Command, Washington, 1948-1959; member technical staff, Institute Defense Analyses, Washington, 1959-1962; member technical staff, Bellcom Inc., Washington, 1962-1964; engineering manager, IIT Research Institute, Washington, 1964-1971; Adjunct Professor, University of Virginia, 1970-1982; principal technical advisor, United States General Accounting Office, Washington, 1971-1990; president, Barmby Cons., Vienna, Virginia, since 1990.
Committee member Boy Scouts American, Vienna, Virginia, 1967-1979. With United States Army Reserve, 1944-1948. Fellow American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (associate, member technical committee management 1982-1986, technical committee survivability 1989-1990).
Member Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, American Society Public Administration (senior ).
Married Ellaveen Rebecca Childress, Feb.19, 1955. Children: John Scott, Grant Childress.