Secretary to BOV
Lieutenant Colonel Sean Harrington '94 U.S. Air Force (Retired)
Lieutenant Colonel Sean Harrington assumed the duties of Secretary to the Board of Visitors & Executive Assistant to the Superintendent on August 1, 2015. He graduated from Virginia Military Institute in 1994 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business and Economics. He was a member of the VMI varsity soccer and golf programs, and was inducted into the Kappa Alpha Order upon his graduation. He retired from the U.S. Air Force as a Force Support officer in 2013.
During his Air Force career, Lieutenant Colonel Harrington served in a wide variety of assignments to include deployments in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. He has held various command level assignments, as well as multiple headquarters Air Staff level assignments at the Pentagon.
Lieutenant Colonel Harrington is a graduate of the Marine Corps Command and Staff College, Air Command & Staff College, and Squadron Officer School. He also received a Master of Science Degree in International Relations from Troy University in 2002.
Lieutenant Colonel Harrington’s decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Air Force Meritorious Service Medal, the Air Force Commendation Medal, the Air Force Achievement Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Medal, and the NATO medal.
Lieutenant Colonel Harrington is married to the former Karon E. Henry of Texarkana, Arkansas. They have two children: Jonathan (VMI Class of 2018) and Erin (13).