Gerard "Gerry" M. Mauer, Jr.


A native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Rear Admiral Mauer retired from the Navy after over 31 years of service, which included extensive experience in fleet operations, resource management, technical innovation, Joint Professional Military Education (JPME), interagency coordination, and leading change within NATO.

His last position in the Navy was as the Commandant, Industrial College of the Armed Forces (ICAF) at the National Defense University (NDU).  He was responsible for executing the congressionally mandated and accredited master’s degree program in National Resource Strategy senior Joint Professional Military Education (JPME) curriculum.  

Previous to the ICAF assignment, he served as the NATO Allied Command Transformation’s (ACT) Director, Joint Experimentation, Exercises, and Assessment (JEEA), where he developed and implemented NATO’s largest Concept Development and Experimentation program.

While serving on the Joint Staff, he was the Deputy, Directorate for Information Operations (J39/DDIO), Joint Staff Director of Operations (J-3) where he was responsible for  coordination with the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Combatant Commands, and interagency organizations in their information operations following the 11 September 2001 attack on the Pentagon.

While on active duty, he was designated a Naval Aviator (Pilot) and commanded Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron SEVEN (HS-7), Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron TEN (HS-10), and USS NASSAU (LHA 4).  Other ship’s company billets included: USS SAIPAN’s (LHA 2) as the Aircraft Handler and as the USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73) Navigator.  Additional fleet and Carrier Airwing (CVW) deployments were with HS-11 (CVW-1 embarked in USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67)), HS-5 (CVW-7 embarked in USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69)), and HS-7 (CVW-3 embarked in USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67) and USS DWIGHT D. EISNHOWER (CVN 69)). Shore assignments included: student at the Naval Postgraduate School, Assistant Program Manager for the Naval Air Systems Command SH-60F/H helicopter program (PMA 266), and Training Officer/Instructor Pilot in Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron ONE (HS-1). 

Upon retiring from the U.S. Navy, RADM Mauer was a Group Vice President for Sabre Systems Inc. where he was responsible for managing the Southeast Region’s profit and loss operations.  After leaving Sabre Systems, he had positions with Burdeshaw Associates, Senior Analyst for Wikistrat, as Board Treasurer for the Navy Safe Harbor Foundation, and with the US Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC) (where he remains as an advocate for their non-partisan support of the International Affairs Budget and its importance in global security matters).

RADM Mauer earned degrees from Villanova University (BS) and the Naval Postgraduate School (MS).  


He started his position as the CAPSTONE, KEYSTONE, and PINNACLE Director in August of 2016.