Kenneth E. Bray, a member of the Defense Intelligence Senior Executive Service, is the Acting Associate Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, the Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia. He is responsible to the Secretary and Chief of Staff of the Air Force for policy formulation, planning, evaluation, oversight and leadership of Air Force ISR capabilities, force development of more than 25,000 ISR Total Force Airmen and integration of Air Force ISR planning with the national intelligence community.
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 later as a U-2/TR-1 command pilot. He flew operational and combat missions in the European and Central Command theaters and has more than 3,000 military flight hours. Prior to this assignment, he was the Associate Director for Intelligence, Headquarters Air Combat Command. Other assignments included staff tours with Strategic Air Command, ACC, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Deputy Chief of Staff for ISR and Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence.
1981 Bachelor of Science degree in 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 in Residence, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1996 Master of Aeronautical Science degree, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Fla.
1. June 1981 – June 1982, student, undergraduate pilot training, Laughlin AFB, 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, Calif.
6. February 1989 – June 1991, U-2/TR-1 aircraft commander, RAF 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, ACC, 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, 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 ISR 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 ISR Programs, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
17. January 2015 – December 2016, Associate Director of Intelligence, ACC, Langley AFB, Va.
18. December 2016 – present, Acting Associate Deputy Chief of Staff for ISR, 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 September 2017)