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Consultant Biography

Gerald Hightower

Biography: Mr. Gerald Hightower has twenty years experience in the U.S. Marine Corps. His expertise ranges from aviation, operations planning, acquisition and information technology management. He is designated an Operational Research / Systems Analyst in the U.S Marine Corps.

His latest project was to provide operational analysis for the Joint Program Office (JPO), Mine Resistant Ambush (MRAP) office. Gerald was responsible for analyzing process flows, capability inserts and logistics functions in the forward deployed areas.

Gerald was also an IPT lead for Marine Corps Systems Command, Product Group 10, Marine Corps Network and Infrastructure Systems. His project was the transition of USMC Aviation’s IT hardware and software into the Navy Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI).

Gerald served as a Marine helicopter pilot qualified in the UH-1N and the AH-1W helicopter with ten years of operational experience.  His also received the following Marine Corps occupational specialty designations; Infantry, Forward Air Controler, Data Management, Acquistion Professional, Operations Research Systems Analyst.

Formal Education:

South Western Oklahoma State University B. S. Mathematics

Naval Postgraduate School M. S. Systems Analysis

Naval Postgraduate School M. S. Information Technology Management