John Barrer

Profile Updated: May 31, 2018
Residing In McLean, VA USA
Spouse/Partner Anya
Occupation Retired (Aviation Systems Analyst)
Children Ivan ("Vanya") is now in the Oberlin class of 2021.
Military Service USAF  
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For 30 of the 50 years since graduation I worked as an aviation systems analyst
at The MITRE Corporation (a Federally Funded Research and Development Center) in Virginia, traveling all over the world (Europe, Egypt, Singapore, Australia, Hong Kong, Mexico) as an aviation consultant. But, I did serve 3-1/2 years in the Air Force repairing radios, worked at the Schick Safety Razor company, spent 4 years in graduate school, three years at SUNY Buffalo as a professor of Operations Research, 2 years in London as an airline consultant, and am now coming up on my 8th year of retirement. 22 years ago, on a blind date in Helsinki Finland, I met a wonderful young lady from Moscow Russia and married her six months later.

School Story

As a math major, I remember Oberlin as stressful, with a few lighthearted moments, like making a miniature still in Burton and trying to make moonshine by distilling the alcohol out of Listerine mouthwash. The alcohol evaporated and we were left with mouthwash residue. But, our frontal lobes did eventually develop. Being on the swimming team for 4 years created many lasting memories.

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