Jerry O’Keefe has more than 30 years of experience in the Federal Government in the Department of the Army and held various titles culminating as the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army, the senior career civilian position in the Department of the Army. He has 27 Years of active duty military service, is a retired Army Colonel, and has 10 years of service as an Army SES. His areas of functional expertise are Force Management/Operations Transformation, Engineering, HR, Policy, Strategic Planning, Strategic IT support, Federal POM and Budget Planning/Execution, and Records Management. His Grant Thornton client experience includes Army Chaplain Support and Army Military Privatized Housing Financial Compliance Review.
He received a BS in Nuclear Engineering from USMA; Master of Engineering in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from Penn State; and a Master of Science, National Resource Strategy, from the National Defense University, Mr. O’Keefe is a Licensed Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of VA. His Army/DoD civilian honorary and public service awards include: Department of the Army Decoration for Exceptional Civilian Service, Department of the Air Force Decoration for Exceptional Civilian Service, Department of the Navy Superior Public Service Award, Department of the Army Superior Civilian Service Award, and Department of the Army Meritorious Civilian Service Award. His Army military awards include: Legion of Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster, Meritorious Service Medal with six Oak Leaf Clusters, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, NATO Medal and the Bronze and Silver Engineer De Fleury Medals.