January 2, 2007
|Preceded by||Bruce Smith|
|Residence||Carroll Township, Pennsylvania|
|Alma mater||Penn State University|
|Service/branch||Pennsylvania Army National Guard|
|Years of service||1980—present|
|Commands||2-104th General Support Aviation Battalion|
Perry enlisted in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard in 1980 and attended basic training at Fort Dix, New Jersey. Perry graduated from Advanced Individual Training at Fort Belvoir, Virginia as a technical drafting specialist and was the president of his Officer Candidate School class. Perry has attained the rank of lieutenant colonel. He assumed command of the 2-104th General Support Aviation Battalion in February 2008. He has been called up for a tour of duty in Iraq and will deploy early 2009.
Perry attended Northern High School in Dillsburg, Pennsylvania and the Cumberland-Perry Vo-Tech School. Prior to elected office, Perry has worked as a mechanic, a dock worker, draftsman, and a licensed insurance agent. He earned a degree in Business Administration Management from Pennsylvania State University in 1991.
In 1993, Perry founded Hydrotech Mechanical Services, Inc., a mechanical contracting firm in Dillsburg specializing in large meter calibration.  Since 2005, he has served as an Aviation Safety Officer, Joint Command for the State Aviation Office.