Vice Adm. Perry is a 1989 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. As a flag officer, Perry commanded Submarine Group Nine and Task Group 114.3, and served as director, Joint and Fleet Operations, U.S. Fleet Forces Command.
He served at sea as division officer and Navy diver aboard USS Pittsburgh (SSN 720); executive officer/operations officer aboard Submarine NR-1 and executive officer of USS Maine (SSBN 741). His deployment experiences span the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Arctic, Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic and Pacific.
As commanding officer of USS Pasadena (SSN 752), he led the ship on highly successful deployments to the Eastern and Western Pacific. Perry served as, Commander, Submarine Development Squadron Five where he led Submarine Force development of unmanned systems tactics and employment in subsea-seabed warfare, and commanded the Navy’s squadron of Seawolf- Class Fast Attack submarines.
Ashore, he served as Submarine Force Atlantic chief of staff; branch chief for Director Undersea Warfare; combatant commander, Joint Staff; Joint Exercise Engagement division chief and subsequent chief of staff for the Director of Joint Force Development; executive assistant to Commander, Submarine Forces Pacific Fleet; deputy commander, Submarine Squadron 7; congressional liaison in the Navy Office of Legislative Affairs and Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps instructor at Marquette University.
Vice Adm. Perry is a graduate of the Joint Force Maritime Component Commander Course, Combined Forces Land Component Commander Course and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government Senior Managers Group Course.
Most recently, he served as director, Undersea Warfare Division, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (N97).