Charles Ray

Charles Ray

Author and publisher

Potomac, United States

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His background

  • Today
    November 2009


    US Embassy, Harare, Zimbabwe

    Improved contentious bilateral relationship. Established one of our most effective youth outreach programs and pioneereed use of social media in outreach.
  • Today
    July 2009
    September 2006

    Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for POW/Missing Personnel Affairs, and Director DPMO

    Office of the Secretary of Defense and Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO)

    Improved relationship with groups representing families of the missing; increased visibility of live personnel recovery in addition to improved remains recovery accounting. Instituted rigorous budget reviews and got first budget increase for function in a decade.
  • Today
    July 2005
    December 2002


    US Embassy, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

    Changed bilateral defense relationship, and increased efforts to fight human trafficking.
  • Today
    July 2001
    March 1998

    Consul General

    US Consulate General, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

    As first US Consul General in southern Vietnam, I set the tone for our relationship and promoted US business.
  • Today
    July 1996
    September 1993

    Deputy Chief of Mission

    US Embassy, Freetown, Sierra Leone

    I was instrumental in talking the military government into stepping down and allowing elections.

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His skills

  • Culture
  • Leadership
  • Photography
  • Politics
  • Travel

His hobbies

Travel photography sports

About him

I have been a free lance writer for over 40 years. In addition to magazine and newspaper articles, I have written and published several books of fiction and nonfiction. My blog sites are and and my work can also be seen at I retired from government service in 2012, after 50 years of combined military and civilian service, and am now engaged full time in free lance writing, blogging, and public speaking.

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