Jerome “Jerry” McGovern has been with Troika since 2012, and now has four decades of invaluable military and private sector experience. Jerry is a retired, U.S. Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel, and was one of the first officers to be designated as a logistics officer upon graduating from The Basic School. Having served all over the globe, he is recognized as a thought leader with the ability to succeed in today’s operational environment that requires a need for new and disruptive solutions. In his role with Troika, he develops solution concepts and strategies across the full spectrum of business and operational functions.
Some of his key projects have included:
Developing an Information Technology Portfolio Management Implementation Plan for the Marine Corps’ Deputy Commandant of Installations and Logistics
Delivering similar strategic plans to support the Marine Corps’ Business Mission Area office within the Department of Programs and Resources
Numerous projects related to using data interoperability to enable improved decision support and logistics command and control (C2) capabilities
Decision Support and C2 projects that have supported the U.S. Joint Staff for Logistics, the U.S. Army’s Program Executive Office for Ground Combat Systems, the Headquarters Department of the Army’s Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, the British Army’s Head of Capabilities for Combat Service Support, and NATO’s Allied Command Transformation office for Logistics Deployment and Sustainment.
Marine Corps career highlights include commanding a Combat Service Support Detachment during Exercise Cobra Gold in Thailand, bringing to contract and fielding the first version of the Indoor Simulated Marksmanship Trainer for the operating forces, and leading the effort to gain appropriation of Procurement Marine Corps funding for the very first time for logistics information systems which ultimately resulted in the initial funding for GCSS-MC, the Marine Corps’ prime enterprise resource planning system for logistics.
Jerry has authored numerous white papers, including “Digital Persistence: Working Towards the Digital Supply Chain Network For a Joint or Coalition Operating Environment”, “Expeditionary Force 21 (EF 21) and Impacts to the Logistics Information Technology Portfolio”, and “Implementing Data Interoperability: A Holistic Approach for the Joint Logistics Enterprise (JLEnt).”
Since retiring from the Marine Corps, he has taken an active role in volunteer service with the Town of Wrentham, Massachusetts. He has served on the Town’s Finance Committee for thirteen years, including serving as Chair for six years, and has twice been elected to the Town’s Board of Selectmen. As Chair of the Town Government Study Committee, Jerry ultimately recommended the development of Wrentham’s first Town Charter to modernize the town’s municipal organization and lines of authorities. He acted as Principle Author of the Charter and successfully shepherded it through a yearlong legislative approval process.
Fun facts: Jerry has been married for 38 years and has four adult children. Jerry once acted as an escort for Mrs. Louis Puller, the widow of LtGen “Chesty” Puller, at an event where Mrs. Puller was introduced to General Al Gray, Commandant of the Marine Corps.