Phone: 803-438-3481 x5664
Degrees and Certifications:
BS, 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 ninth 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 Air 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 adult 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, beachcombing and spending time with my dogs!!
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