Owen Ray

Owen Ray

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Former Army Special Forces Officer

COL Owen Ray is a recently retired Army Special Forces Officer who has led airborne and Special Operations forces for nearly 25yrs, conducting multiple deployments in support of Operations Inherent Resolve, Freedom’s Sentinel, Enduring Freedom – Afghanistan and Philippines, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Joint Task Force – INDOPACOM. COL Ray’s last assignment was as the Chief of Staff for I Corps at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

COL Ray is a native of Arizona and was commissioned through ROTC at Northern Arizona University in 1996, earning a B.S. in Environmental Science. He holds Masters Degrees in Public Policy from University of Missouri and Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS). While at HKS, COL Ray also completed the Harvard Law School Program of Negotiation. COL Ray served as a National Security Fellow at the University of Washington and is a graduate of the U.S. Army War College.

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