Addressing the Problem of Veterans Transition
Feb 24, 2020
Thomas A. Gorry, PhD, Brigadier General USMC Ret.
Addressing the Problem of Veterans Transition

Thomas Gorry earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina, where he was a collegiate wrestler. He went on to receive multiple advanced degrees, including a PhD from Walden University.

In May 2013, Gorry was inducted into the NCAA National Wrestling Hall of Fame. A 32-year veteran of the United States Marine Corps, Gorry served as a strategic planner and logistician. During Operation Enduring Freedom, he deployed to Afghanistan in 2009 and served as the Joint Operations Officer for U.S. Forces Afghanistan. Subsequently, Gorry was selected as a Brigadier General. Brigadier General Gorry was named Commanding General of the Marine Corps Installations on the East Coast. Based at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Gorry served as the Base Commander of Camp Lejeune and as the Chairman of the North Carolina Commanders Council, engaging with the North Carolina Military Affairs Committee on military family and readiness issues. In July 2013, Gorry was admitted by the Governor of North Carolina into the Order of the Long Leaf Pine for his extraordinary service to the state.

His next assignment was as the Commandant of the Dwight D. Eisenhower School, a college of the National Defense University in Washington, DC. His final assignment in the Marine Corps was as the President of the Marine Corps University. He was recently selected as the Executive Director of the Veterans Life Center of North Carolina.