Ray recently retired as a Sergeant Major after spending 21 years in the United States Army. He has held various leadership roles inside the military to include the United States Army Special Operations Command preparing him for this challenging position.
During his military service, Ray deployed multiple times in support of combat operations to Iraq, Afghanistan and other many other locations around the world. He was called upon numerous times to fill positions that were outside of his duties and specialty based on his ability to develop positive outcomes to the hardest problem set. He has extensive management skills throughout all levels of the military and is known inside the military as a well rounded leader, innovator and motivator.