From 2000-2004, as Political Counselor to the US Ambassador in Warsaw, Poland, he promoted the development of Poland's alliance relationship with the US, bilaterally through military sales and cooperation, within NATO and in coalitions of the willing in Afghanistan and Iraq.
From 1997-2000, as Deputy Political Counselor to the US Ambassador in Tel Aviv, Israel, Gerry served as principal point of contact with the Israeli Knesset and government on peace process and political-military policy issues, leading to Israel's military withdrawal from Lebanon and participation in the 2000 Camp David peace conference.
From 1992-1996, in the Political Section in the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw, Poland, he served as principal point of contact with the Polish parliament and government and political adviser to USAID on development of programs in support of the development of democracy and free market economic policies.
From 1987-1991, in the Political Section of the US Embassy in Seoul, Korea, Gerry was responsible for political reporting and liaison with the ruling party and presidential office in the Republic of Korea during the transition from military rule.
From 1983-1986, he served as Special Assistant to Secretary of State George Shultz, and operations and line officer in the Secretariat.
From 1981-1983, Gerry supported the shuttle diplomacy of special envoys Philip Habib and Morris Draper prior to and during the Lebanese war, and served as a consular officer.
Prior to joining the Foreign Service, he served in the United States Peace Corps as a Teacher of English as a Foreign Language in a high school in Benin, West Africa, from 1976-78.
Gerry holds MA from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, Washington, DC, 1980; and BA from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois, 1976.
He speaks French, German, Polish, Korean, and Hebrew.