Today he continues that focus for the total Army while managing the Army’s resilience and performance training center in the Colorado Springs, Colorado area.
After earning his Green Beret in 1992, Rory was assigned to the 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) as a Special Forces Medical Sergeant. His additional qualifications included intelligence specialist, ski instructor, sniper and Military Freefall Jumpmaster. From 1993 to 1999, he conducted multiple peacekeeping and contingency missions in the Balkans, Eastern Europe and Northern Iraq where he liaised with multi-national and indigenous municipal and military leaders.
From 1999 to 2003, Rory was a small group instructor and mentor to Special Forces Officer candidates at the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. In addition to training and mentoring candidates in the planning and execution of Special Forces missions, he was the primary instructor for Unconventional Warfare, Combatives, and Personnel Recovery Operations.
Rory conducted six combat tours in Iraq from 2003 to 2009. He and his Teams planned, coordinated, and executed missions in support of the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force- Arabian Peninsula. With a deep understanding of the all-encompassing wear and tear on the members of his Unit, he co-developed a holistic human performance program designed to improve the readiness and address the unique needs of Special Forces units. In 2012, he earned his Master’s Degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Sport and Performance. Since his transition to civilian life in 2013, Rory continues to focus on evidence-based human performance and resilience development. His passions are people and team development.
Originally from the Allegheny National Forest area of northwestern Pennsylvania, Rory is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys the beauty and challenges offered by the Rocky Mountains. Rory and his wife Tina have been married for over 30 years and have three daughters and one granddaughter.