Mr. Gido provides full time support to the Vice Chief of Naval Research in exercising his duties and responsibilities. He assists the Vice Chief in supporting the Chief of Naval Research’s execution of the Naval Science and Technology program, and conducts technical and programmatic reviews of Marine Corps Science and Technology programs under the Office of Naval Research cognizance. Mr. Gido represents the Vice Chief in numerous internal and external forums and ensures the flow of critical information between the Office of Naval Research and the senior leadership of the Marine Corps.

While on active duty, Mr. Gido served his last four years as the Executive Assistant to the Deputy Commandant for Programs and Resources, Headquarters Marine Corps and has a total of nine years work experience in the Planning Programming and Budgeting System. He was assigned to the staff of the congressionally chartered Commission on the Roles and Missions of the Armed Forces. He commanded an artillery battalion in combat and subsequently commanded the Marine Corps’ largest artillery regiment. Mr. Gido has considerable high-level staff experience and has worked critical and sensitive actions with the OSD staff, Joint Staff, DoN Secretariat, OPNAV and Marine Corps staffs. Since joining Potomac Institute, he has completed a review of the Marine Corps’ requirement for an Expeditionary Fire Support System.

Mr. Gido earned a BS in Business Administration (Magna Cum Laude) from Villanova University and an MS in Management (With Distinction) from the Naval Postgraduate School. He was a National Security Program Fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

Mr. Gido's areas of expertise include: Planning, Programming and Budgeting System (PPBS), Strategic Planning, Force Structure Analysis, Humanitarian Operations, Fire Support, Marine Corps Reserve Programs, and Leadership.