Barry Hull

Screen Shot 2013-12-05 at 3.35.53 PM | Dec 5CDR Barry W. Hull, USNR (Retired)

Barry Hull is the founder of Pilot Judgment Inc.  Additionally, he is a partner with the consulting firm, Athena Assessment Inc., headquartered in South Carolina, and has been a pilot for American Airlines since 1992.  For over twenty years he was the owner of a successful multi-location retail business.

Hull is a retired US Navy Commander, F/A-18 Hornet fighter pilot, combat decorated during Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Military awards include the Naval Meritorious Service Medal for exemplary performance while serving as Commanding Officer, Air Medals and Navy Commendations with Valor, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, various unit commendations, and Distinguished Naval Graduate from Aviation Officer Candidate School. He has landings aboard a variety of aircraft carriers, including the USS Saratoga. Hull retired from military service in September 2008, his final naval tour as a Naval Reservist assigned to the Supreme Allied Command.

He has been a military analyst for Fox News Channel, has appeared numerous times on the major and cable television networks. Hull has been featured on 60 Minutes II, History Channel, Discovery Channel; as well as a variety of newspapers, radio stations, and other media outlets, locally, nationally, and internationally. He is a regular speaker for schools, groups, and events.

As a civilian pilot, he enjoys recreational flying for pleasure and travel. He has flown missionary groups, organ transplant patients, and military veterans.

Hull received a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in civil engineering from Clemson University.

He is on the Board of the Sportsmen’s Foundation for Military Families, a non-profit foundation whose mission is to provide a healing environment through participation in the outdoor sports for military veterans and their families.


U.S. Navy Mig Kill from Desert Storm, Courtesy of the VFA-81 Sunliners