A child of a military family, Petty Officer L. B. Barr was born in El Paso, TX and graduated from Patch American High school in Stuttgart, Germany. She enlisted in the United States Navy on June 11, 2013 and attended Basic and Seamen Apprentice Training in Great Lakes, IL. She then attended the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California, where she successfully completed the Basic Mandarin course.

Petty Officer First Class Barr was detailed to NIOC Hawaii in November 2015, where she volunteered for duty as an Aircrewman.  She attended and graduated from the Aircrew Pipeline to include; Water Survival School, two SERE schools, and the EP-3 Familiarization Course.  She went on to earn two qualifications to include the Enlisted Information Warfare Specialist, and Naval Aircrew (IW/NAC) qualifications. While assigned as an Operator Petty Officer Barr twice deployed to Detachment Kadena, Okinawa accruing 480 hours of Flight Time.  Petty Officer First Class Barr also served as the NATOPS Leading Petty Officer. 

In November 2018, Petty Officer First Class Barr was detailed to NIOC Pensacola, where she was assigned to the 501 Combat Support Team (CST). There, she earned the qualifications of Language Analyst and Target Digital Network Analyst, going on to serve as a Multi-Disciplinary Language Analyst across 5 different missions to include Joint Task Force-Ares.  She held the leadership collateral of Department Information Warfare Coordinator.  

In December 2022, Petty Officer First Class Barr was reassigned to NIOC Hawaii in 500 Combat Mission Team (CMT), where she continues to work as a Multi-Disciplinary language analyst subject matter expert.

Her personal decoration include Navy Achievement Medal (2), Letter of Commendation (1).

Petty Officer First Class Barr is married to ENS Kenneth Barr of Norristown, Pennsylvania.  Together they have one daughter and one son.

I’m am happy to say that it’s my opinion that my gender has never held me back from achieving the goals that I have set my mind to, through the mentorship and example of the incredible Sailors (Women and Men) who have come before me. If we all continuously strive to live by the principals of Honor, Courage, and Commitment, I personally believe we will continue to grow and improve as a branch of service and a Nation. I am proud to serve in the Navy as a Sailor, a woman, and a mother.