Harry has worked six years as a State Department Press Officer, assigned to the Press Office at USAID. In that time, he has worked on virtually all press issues involving USAID programs. He has functioned as press officer for three Administrators, handling interviews, responses, press conferences, op-eds, guidance and media strategy. During his time at USAID, his assigned portfolios have included Europe & Eurasia, Asia (particularly Afghanistan and Pakistan), Economic Growth Agriculture and Trade, Democracy Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance, Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance, Women in Development, Avian Influenza, Food for Peace, Human Trafficking, and Global Development Alliance. This experience includes the 2004 Tsunami and 2005 Pakistan earthquake. Duties include on the road support for the Administrator and other USAID principals, managing press interviews and events or acting as advance officer.
Prior to joining the State Department, Harry spent 14 years as U.S. Air Force Press officer, from base level to major command. Responsibilities included handling major stories about combat operations, weapons systems, personnel issues, defense contracts, environmental issues, treaty negotiations and peacetime training. Tasks included working press issues, editor for base newspaper production, photography, media planning and media training for basic airmen to senior pentagon civilian leadership. Harry retired from the military in 2001.
All of these activities have provided the opportunity to work with most of the major world media outlets, to include BBC, Pravda, AP, UPI, CNN, Reuters, Washington Post, New York Times, Asahi Shimbun, NBC, CBS, ABC and such programs as 60 Minutes, 20/20, all prime time news shows, NPR, PBS, and many others.