Director Programs Management Office

Director, Programs Management Office


Gregory Orr
Director, Programs Management Office

Gregory (Greg) Orr arrived at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA in April 2019 assuming duties as the Director, Program Management Office. In this capacity, Greg leads a team of acquisition professionals. The PMO is the command lead for all acquisitions, to include lifecycle management, oversight of all NPS contracted requirements, and acts as the primary NPS advocate for requirements and acquisition policy. 

Prior to NPS, Greg served as the Contract Acquisition Oversight Officer in the Contractual Services Management Office (N5) for Commander Navy Installation Command, Navy Region Europe, Africa, Southwest Asia in Naples Italy. Greg provided contract and acquisition support to regional program directors supporting nine Naval Installations across three continents. 

Before that, Greg served as a Program Analyst and Supervisory Procurement Analyst in the Contracting Office, Naval Special Warfare Command in Coronado, CA. In these capacities, he assisted Naval Special Warfare Operators and support personnel train and equip the force through contractual procurement. He also provided similar acquisition support as a Program Analyst for the Defense Manpower Data Center, Monterey, CA. 

Greg graduated from Colorado State University with a Master of Business Administration. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Russian and Arabic studies. He is a three-time graduate of the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (Russian Basic, Arabic Basic, and the On-Site Inspection Agency Treaty Interpreter Course).

Greg is a retired US Army First Sergeant, having served for 20 years on active duty. His notable assignments include: Russian Interpreter for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency; Russian Military Language Instructor, DLIFLC; Director, Interrogation Branch, HUMINT Training Joint Center of Excellence; as well as Interrogation NCOIC with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) during Operation Iraqi Freedom. 

Greg is married to Melissa Orr, who is a paralegal with the Staff Judge Advocate’s Office, DLIFLC in Monterey, CA. In their free time, they love to travel and train their German Shepherd ‘Storm’. 


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