Raymond B. Murray

  • Colonel
  • Iraq/Afghanistan


Raymond Murray was born in 1956 in Fall River, Massachusetts and was raised in Tiverton Rhode Island. He graduated from Tiverton High School and from the University of Rhode Island’s College of Pharmacy.  While at URI, he participated in the ROTC Program as a Distinguished Military Graduate. He received his commission in 1981 in the Army Reserve as a Second Lieutenant Infantry and was assigned to the 76th Division, Fort Green, in Narragansett.

Lieutenant Murray was re-commissioned into the Medical Service Corps, Regular Army in 1983 when he graduated from URI and assigned to 326th Medical Battalion, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Colonel Murray served in various leadership and staff positions including Alpha Company Commander, 1st Air Assault Brigade.  In July 1988, he was assigned to Beaumont Army Medical Center, El Paso as Chief Ambulatory Pharmacy and then as Chief Inpatient Pharmacy Service. In 1990, he was selected to attend the Army’s Nuclear Pharmacy Residency Program at Letterman Army Medical Center, San Francisco. In August 1991, he was assigned as Chief Nuclear Pharmacy Service, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC. Now Captain Murray returned to the Reserves, joining the 399th Combat Support Hospital, Taunton, Massachusetts in January 1993.  He was promoted to Major in 1994 and Lieutenant Colonel in 1997 and served in several positions to include, Executive Officer and then Commander, Hospital Unit Surgical, Worchester Massachusetts. He was mobilized in 2000 and served as Deputy Commander, Task Force Medical Falcon IV, Camp Bond Steel, Kosovo. In April 2002, Lieutenant Colonel Murray was assigned as Chief Regulatory Affairs, Army Medical Department, Fort Detrick, Maryland. He was promoted to Colonel in 2009 and assigned as Chief of Staff, 804th Medical Brigade, Fort Devens, Massachusetts. Colonel Murray was mobilized in 2010 and assigned as Deputy Commander Task Force 804th, in Baghdad and Al Assad Iraq. He mobilized again serving as Commander 3rd Medical Command Forward, Kuwait and Afghanistan.

Colonel Murray received a Master’s of Science degree in Human Services from Murray State University in 1987 and is a graduate of the Army’s Combined Armed Services Staff School, the Jungle Warfare School, and the Command and General Staff College.  Colonel Murray’s awards include: the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star, six Meritorious Service Medals, two Army Commendation Medals, five Army Achievement Medals, among other decorations.  He also was awarded the Parachutist Badge, Expert Field Medical Badge, and Air Assault Badge.  Colonel Murray was inducted into The Army Medical Departments “Order of Military Medical Merit” in May of 2012 in recognition of his career-long contributions to the Army Medical Department.

In his civilian career, Colonel Murray is a Registered Pharmacist and has held numerous positions within the CVS Caremark Corporation, including District and Regional Manager. He has served as Commander of the Historic Bristol Train of Artillery (Rhode Island Historic Militia) since April 2002 and serves on the executive board of Narragansett Council Boy Scouts of America.  Over the past thirty years Colonel Murray has insured that no Scout missed an event due to lack of funds.  For the last twenty-four years, Colonel Murray has supported the URI Football Program by providing canon support for every game. Colonel Murray is married to Jacqueline and they have two sons; Master Sergeant Raymond Murray and Benjamin; three daughters, Lynn, Corinne, and Courtney; and ten grandchildren.