Phone: 803-438-3481 x5664
Degrees and Certifications:
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE, EDUCATION: BIOLOGY/PHYSICAL SCIENCES, THE CITADEL Civilian Marksmanship Program Air Rifle Coach Certified - Level 1
LIEUTENANT COLONEL (Ret) RAY MCDOWELL
I am retired from the Army serving 22 years in various command and staff positions, and a third generation Veteran. My Grandfather served in the Army at a young age in WWI and my Father served in the US Air Force during Korea and Vietnam. I am a Veteran of OPERATIONS DESERT STORM and ENDURING FREEDOM serving in Afghanistan.
I am starting my eighth year teaching Army JROTC and have served three years as an Assistant Professor of Military Science at The Citadel Army ROTC Department. I Coach the Army JROTC Academic and Leadership Bowl (JLAB) Teams and the Rifle Team. I am certified by the Civilian Marksmanship Program to Coach Air Rifle and received the German Silver Schutzensnuhr Marksmanship Badge. I am the recipient of the US Cavalry and Armor Association Order of Saint George Medallion and the Republic of Germany ISAF Medal. I am blessed to be married to my wife Lisa, and we have three adventuous children.
I also enjoy spending time with my family and love to watch all sports, especially Atlanta Braves baseball and Clemson football. My favorite hobbies are surf fishing and beachcombing!!
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