Brigadier General Gorry was raised in Connecticut and North
Carolina. He received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina in 1984. He was a
collegiate wrestler for the Tarheels from 1980-1984, receiving a varsity letter
in each of the four years and serving as a team co-captain his senior year. He
entered the Marine Corps through the Officer Candidate Course and was
commissioned a Second Lieutenant in December 1985.
Upon completion of The Basic School in June 1986, he attended
the Ground Supply Officers Course and proceeded to the Brigade Service Support
Group 1, 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii for duty with the
SASSY Management Unit. In December 1989, he reported to Second Recruit Training
Battalion, Recruit Training Regiment, MCRD Parris Island for duty as a Series
Commander, Company Commander, and Battalion S-4 Officer. In May 1992, Captain
Gorry was selected as the Aide-de-Camp for the Commanding General, ERR/MCRD
Parris Island, South Carolina.
In July 1993, Captain Gorry reported to Quantico, Virginia to
attend the Amphibious Warfare School. Upon graduation, he reported to MCAS,
Cherry Point, North Carolina where he served as the Ground Supply Officer for
Marine Aircraft Group-14. In June 1997, Major Gorry returned to Quantico,
Virginia to attend the Marine Corps Command and Staff College and the School of
After two academic years at the Marine Corps University, Major
Gorry was assigned to III Marine Expeditionary Force, Okinawa, Japan and served
as an Operational Planner in the G3 Future Operations Section. In April 2000, he
was selected as the Aide-de-Camp for the Commanding General, III Marine
Expeditionary Force/Marine Corps Bases Japan.
In July 2001, Major Gorry was transferred to the 3d Force
Service Support Group and served as the Officer in Charge of the Materiel
Operations Center, 3D Materiel Readiness Battalion. Major Gorry was promoted to
Lieutenant Colonel in September 2001. He assumed command of MEU Service Support
Group-31 (MSSG-31), 31st MEU in June 2002.
Lieutenant Colonel Gorry relinquished command of MSSG-31 in
June 2004 and proceeded to the National War College, National Defense University
where he earned a Master's of Science Degree in Security Strategy. Upon
graduation, he was assigned to the Headquarters, European Command, J4 Logistics
and Security Assistance Directorate as the Branch Chief, Western Europe and NATO
Branch, International Division. In August 2006, he was selected as a member of
the European Command Strategy Team.
In July 2007, he was promoted to the grade of Colonel and
transferred to the 3d Marine Logistics Group in Okinawa, Japan to assume command
of Combat Logistics Regiment-37 and Camp Commander, Camp Kinser, Marine Corps
Bases Japan. In April 2009, Colonel Gorry relinquished command to serve as the
United States Forces - Afghanistan J3 Director in Kabul Afghanistan. In June
2010, Colonel Gorry proceeded to MCB Quantico to assume the duties as the
Director, Command and Staff College, Marine Corps University. On July 22, 2011
Colonel Gorry assumed command of Marine Corps Installations East and was
promoted to his current rank of Brigadier General on August 2, 2011. BGen Gorry
assumed command of the Dwight D. Eisenhower School of National Security and
Resource Strategy (ES), National Defense University on 31 July 2013.
Brigadier General Gorry also holds a Master's of Science in
Administration from Central Michigan University and a Master's of Business
Administration from Webster University, and attended the Higher Command and
Staff Course, Defense Academy of the United Kingdom.