Dr. Richard Berry currently leads U.S. Pacific Command’s efforts to broaden its engagement strategy through Public Private Partnerships and Senior Leader Engagement.
His education background includes a Doctorate of Education in Human Resource Development and Organizational Culture and Leadership from The George Washington University, as well as a graduate from the Senior Executive Program on National and International Security from the Kennedy School at Harvard University.
In 2008, Dr. Berry published Discovering the Missing Link in Leadership and received national recognition for his work on the role of emotion in leadership when from the Jepson Leadership School at the University of Richmond as “…one the most innovative organizational scholars in the United States.” He has also served as an adjunct professor at the University of Hawaii.
Dr. Berry’s diverse background in the public and private sectors includes work in institutional sales and strategy development at Smith Barney and Merrill Lynch. Prior to joining U.S. Pacific Command, he was an organizational strategy and change consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton.
Dr. Berry also served in the United States Army for several years in a number of command and staff positions to include: Chief Strategy Officer at the Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies; a Fellow at the U.S. Army War College; an instructor at the United States Military Academy at West Point; Commander of the Water and Petroleum Unit at the Quartermaster Center and School, located at Fort Lee, Virginia and tours in both the 101st Airborne and 25th Infantry Divisions.
His military decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal and the Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters and various other awards to include the airborne, air assault and pathfinder badges.
(as of May 2014)