Ronald E Ray
has an outstanding record of achievement in both public and private sectors.
From 1959 to 1980 he served in the U.S. Army as a battalion commander at Fort Bragg, NC; as an operations and training officer at the John F. Kennedy Center for Military Assistance; and as a platoon leader in Vietnam during two combat tours.
is a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration-the Medal of Honor-for his
actions in the Vietnam War.
was also awarded the Silver Star, the Bronze Star, the Army Commendation Medal, and a Purple Heart.
He also served as U.S. European Command advisor to the armed forces of Norway, Italy and Turkey and was Commander of a Special Forces (Green Beret) Battalion.
In addition, he is a past president of the Congressional Medal of Honor Society.
From 1974 to 1975 he served as Special Assistant to the Secretary of Commerce, and during 1989-1993 he served as Assistant Secretary for Human Resources and Administration at the Department of Veterans Affairs.
As Assistant Secretary, he was a key executive in the second largest and one of the most complex federal agencies with a workforce of over 260,000 ($33 billion budget, 172 medical centers).
Today, Mr. Ray is the CEO of Ray Group International, LLC. (RGI), a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business (SDVOB).
Mr. Ray is Executive Advisor to Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC), a top ten software company with over 150 offices in 30 countries.
Mr. Ray graduated from the University of Tampa (B.A., 1972) and the University of Oklahoma (M.A)
Mr. Ray is a member of the White House Fellows Association, Congressional Medal of Honor Society, Omicron Delta Kappa, Legion of Valor, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the American Legion.
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