Mr. Patrick T. Henry is President of the Henry Consulting Group based in Burke, Virginia, a sole proprietorship specializing in personnel, healthcare, and marketing/advertising. Most recently, he served as the Senior Vice President for Federal Government Programs at Delta Dental of California.
Mr. Henry was born in Brooklyn, NY. He is a graduate of Seton Hall Preparatory School in West Orange, New Jersey and the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Upon graduation from the Naval Academy, Mr. Henry was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps. Over the course of his career, he served in a number of command and staff positions in CONUS and overseas. Additionally, he was an Olmsted Scholar at the Institut d’Etude Politique, Paris, France and a Visiting Fellow at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts.
In 1992, Mr. Henry retired from the Marine Corps and became the Chief of Staff of the American Red Cross, a position he held until joining the professional staff of the United States Senate Committee on Armed Services in 1993. In this position, he was responsible for legislative matters concerning the Department of Defense manpower, personnel and health affairs. Mr. Henry served on the Armed Services Committee staff until August 6, 1998 when he was appointed Assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs. As the Assistant Secretary, his responsibilities included oversight of all Department of the Army programs and policies relating to manpower, personnel, and health affairs for the active, reserve and civilian components. Mr. Henry served in that capacity until January 20, 2001. During this period he also served as a Commissioner on the Presidential Commission on Holocaust Assets in the United States.