KENNETH E. BRAY

Kenneth Bray is a member of the Defense Intelligence Senior Executive Service and is the Acting Associate Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance and Cyber Effects Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, the Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia. He is responsible to the Secretary of the Air Force and Air Force Chief of Staff for policy formulation, planning, evaluation, oversight and leadership of Air Force intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and cyber effects operations capabilities as well as force development of a more than 73,000 personnel in the intelligence and cyber operations enterprise with a portfolio valued at $72 billion across the Air Force.

Mr. Bray is a native of New Bern, North Carolina, and entered the Air Force in 1981 after graduating from the U.S. Air Force Academy. He received his pilot wings in 1982 and served as a T-37 Instructor Pilot and Flight Evaluator, then later as a U-2/TR-1 Dragon Lady Command Pilot, Instructor Pilot, and Flight Evaluator. He flew operational and combat missions in the European and Central Command theaters and has more than 3,000 military flight hours. Prior to his current assignment, Mr. Bray was the Associate Director for Intelligence, Headquarters Air Combat Command. Other assignments included staff tours with Strategic Air Command, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance and Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence.

EDUCATION
1981 Bachelor of Science, Management, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
1986 Distinguished graduate, Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
1995 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1996 Master of Aeronautical Science degree, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Fla.

CAREER CHRONOLOGY
1. June 1981–June 1982, Student, Undergraduate Pilot Training, Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas
2. July 1982–November 1982, Student, T-37 Pilot Instructor Training, Randolph AFB, Texas
3. December 1982–August 1985, T-37 Instructor Pilot for Undergraduate Pilot Training, Laughlin AFB, Texas
4. August 1985–August 1988, T-37 Instructor Pilot for Pilot Instructor Training, Randolph AFB, Texas
5. August 1988–January 1989, Student, U-2/TR-1 Pilot Training, Beale AFB, Texas
6. February 1989–June 1991, U-2/TR-1 Aircraft Commander, Royal Air Force Alconbury, England
7. July 1991–May 1992, U-2/TR-1 Action Officer, Directorate of Requirements, Strategic Air Command, Offutt AFB, Neb.
8. May 1992–July 1994, U-2 Action Officer, Directorate of Requirements, Air Combat Command, Langley AFB, Va.
9. August 1994–June 1995, Student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
10. July 1995–June 1996, U-2 Operations Officer, Detachment 1, 9th Operations Group, RAF Akrotiri, Cyprus
11. July 1996–July 1999, U-2, RQ-3, RQ-4 Program Element Monitor, Airborne Reconnaissance Systems Division, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
12. August 1999–June 2001, Deputy Chief, Airborne Reconnaissance Systems Division, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
13. June 2001–June 2008, Systems Engineer for Scitor Corporation, Herndon, Va.
14. June 2008–March 2012, Technical Adviser to the Director of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Programs, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
15. March 2012–August 2013, Intelligence Joint Duty Assignment with the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
16. August 2013–January 2015, Technical Adviser to the Director of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Programs, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
17. January 2015–January 2017, Associate Director of Intelligence, Air Combat Command, Langley AFB, Va.
18. January 2017 to present, Acting Associate Deputy Chief of Staff for ISR & CEO, Headquarters Air Force, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Director of National Intelligence, Meritorious Unit Award
Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Aerial Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal
Combat Readiness Medal

(Current as of March 2020)