President Donald J. Trump nominated John Lowry to be the Assistant Secretary for Veterans’ Employment and Training and he was sworn in by Secretary Scalia on January 6, 2020.
Prior to this appointment, Mr. Lowry led the U.S. Supply Chain and Operations practice at Egon Zehnder, an internationally recognized corporate leadership advisory firm. Previously, Mr. Lowry was the Chief Operating Officer of Allied Recreation Group, a recreational vehicle manufacturing company. He also spent more than 12 years in various manufacturing leadership roles at Harley-Davidson and was a member of Harley’s Senior Leadership Group.
Assistant Secretary Lowry is a Marine Corps veteran. He served more than 15 years on active duty and an additional 10 years in the Marine Corps Reserve. In 1991, he led a Force Recon Platoon during the First Gulf War, and in 2005, he deployed to Djibouti in support of the Global War on Terrorism. Mr. Lowry retired from the Marine Corps Reserve in 2009 at the rank of Colonel.
Assistant Secretary Lowry received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Princeton University, a Master of Liberal Arts from Stanford University, a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School, and a Master of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College. He previously held an International Affairs Fellowship at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York and a Malone Fellowship at the National Council on U.S. Arab Relations in Washington, D.C.