Harry Dreany

Scientist and Researcher

Naval Surface Warfare Center

Mr. Harry Dreany, a member of the Defense Acquisition Workforce, works for the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division in Dahlgren, VA as a Scientist and Researcher focused on Cognitive Architecture Development. He supports the Marine Corps Warfighting Lab in Quantico, VA as the Deputy Current Technology Officer for the Science and Technology Division. 

Mr. Dreany is responsible for providing oversight and direction for the Science and Technology portfolio at the Marine Corps Warfighting Lab. His primary duty is serving as the lead researcher for the development of the Marine Corps Robotics and Autonomy Strategy (MCRAS) and roadmap.

Mr. Dreany enlisted in the Marine Corps while attending college in 1992. He currently serves in the Marine Corps reserves as the Assistant Engineer Chief for the II Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) Command Element (CE) in Camp Lejeune, NC (CLNC).

He has held assignments in 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Marine Divisions as well as Marine Forces Pacific and Marine Forces Korea prior to reporting to II MEF. During his military service he has numerous deployments to Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF). He has planned, led and executed 321 combat missions to include 6 named operations. His last deployment was in 2012 where he served as the Regimental Engineer Chief for Regimental Combat Team (RCT)-6 and RCT-8 during OEF. While serving on combat deployments, Mr. Dreany has been decorated with a Meritorious Service Medal, a Navy & Marine Corps Commendation Medal, two Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medals and the Combat Action Ribbon.

Mr. Dreany entered civil service in 1998, where he has served in numerous Scientist and Engineer billets for the Navy and Marine Corps. His most notable billets include the Technical Manager of the Collaborative Online Reconnaissance Provider-Operational Responsive Attack Link (CORPORAL) Joint Capability Technology Demonstration (JCTD); a Technical Direction Agent for the Office of Naval Research responsible for United States Marine Corps (USMC) Ground Vehicle Science and Technology; and the Prototyping Lead for Naval Surface Warfare Center/Naval Underwater Warfare Center Headquarters.

Mr. Dreany has the following academic credentials: a Bachelors of Arts (B.A) in Political Science (Randolph-Macon College); Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Physics (University of Mary Washington); Master of Arts (M.A.) in National Security and Strategic Studies (U.S. Naval War College); Master of Science in Systems Engineering (George Mason University). He is also a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) candidate in Systems Engineering at The George Washington University.