Gary is a Senior Consultant at Ventus Solutions, a Veteran-owned company based in Washington, DC supporting DARPA’s development of revolutionary maritime technology. He retired in 2021 after 41 years of Naval Service, eleven as an enlisted Machinist Mate; attaining the rank of Chief Petty Officer. Active duty sea tours included USS MAHAN (DDG-42), USS FLORIDA (SSBN-728B), USS HYMAN G. RICKOVER (SSN 709), USS RHODE ISLAND (SSBN-740G), USS OKLAHOMA CITY (SSN 723), and Commanding Officer, USS CHEYENNE (SSN 773). Assignments ashore included instructor, S5G Prototype, Nuclear Field ‘A’ School, and Naval Reserve Officer Training Unit, Iowa State University. Fleet support as Assistant Nuclear Power Officer and Radiological Controls Officer. Major staff tours included Executive Assistant to the Submarine Force Commander, Deputy Director for Intelligence for the Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, U.S. Senior Defense Official, Defense & Naval Attaché, U.S. Embassy Oslo, Norway and Senior Military Assistant to the 77th Secretary of the Navy.
B.S., Prairie View A&M University, Armed Forces Staff College, and M.S., Iowa State University.