Captain Gerard is a retired Naval Officer of 30 years. He is a Naval Aviator having flown the E-2C Hawkeye while on active duty and deployed 4 times aboard USS Eisenhower, USS Kennedy and USS Vinson. As a Navy Reservist he has mobilized to Kuwait and Afghanistan. He has participated in Operations DESERT SHIELD, DELIBERATE FORGE, SOUTHERN WATCH and ENDURING FREEDOM. He has been the CO of DEALEY Divsion since 2018. He currently flies for United Airlines.