Commander Raymond was born and raised in
Glens Falls, NY. In 1994 Commander Raymond was
graduated magna cum laude from Rensselaer Polytechnic
Institute with a Bachelor of Science degree
in Computer and Systems Engineering and reported
to the Civil Engineer Corps Officer School where he
completed Basic Class 203 in the summer of 1994.
He then reported to the Public Works Department
at Naval Air Facility Adak, Alaska where he served
as the Public Works Operations Officer.
Commander Raymond transferred in 1995 to
Engineering Field Activity, Mediterraneans Sicily
Field Office located on Naval Air Station Sigonella
where he served as a Project Engineer and Assistant Resident Officer-in-Charge
In 1997 Commander Raymond reported to Naval Mobile Construction
Battalion SEVEN in Gulfport, MS where he completed assignments as Company
Commander, Communications Officer, Material Liaison Officer, and CMS Custodian
while deploying to Puerto Rico, Honduras, and Japan. In 1999 Commander
Raymond reported to Naval Air Station Sigonellas Public Works Department
where he served as Production Officer, Operations Officer, and Program Management
Officer responsible for overseeing the $750M Recapitalization Program.
After earning a Masters of Science degree in Information Technology Management
with distinction from the Naval Postgraduate School in 2004, Commander
Raymond reported to the THIRTIETH Naval Construction Regiment
in Port Hueneme, CA. He served the THIRTIETH NCR as Operations Officer,
Detachment OIC, TOA Readiness Officer, and Liaison Officer to the Projects and
Contracting Office in Baghdad, Iraq during an OIF deployment in support of II
MEF. In 2007 he reported to OPNAV in Washington, DC where he served as an
Action Officer for the N4s Shore Readiness Division. Since 2009 he has been assigned
to OICC Bethesda as the Resident Officer-in-Charge of Construction for
the $1.3B BRAC construction program to establish the new Walter Reed National
Military Medical Center.
Commanders Raymonds awards include the Meritorious Service Medal,
Navy Commendation Medal, and Navy Achievement Medal. He is a Seabee Combat
Warfare Officer, member of the Defense Acquisition Corps, and registered Professional
Engineer in the State of Oregon.