Posted by: arbeam | December 17, 2018

Jan 8: Luncheon Speaker RDML Christopher Gray Commander Navy Region Northwest

This Month’s Luncheon Speaker is Rdml Christopher Gray Commander Navy Region Northwest.

Commander, Navy Region Northwest provides consolidated base operations support for Navy activities in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and Alaska. The Commander oversees the assigned shore organization and provides facilities and space management, exercise coordination, and support to homeported and transient ships, submarines, and aircraft as well as afloat and ashore tenants, military and family members.

Rear Adm. Christopher “Scotty” Gray, is a graduate of the University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations.  He received his commission in June 1989 through the Aviation Officer Candidate Program. He was subsequently designated an E-2C Naval Flight Officer in June 1990.

At sea, Gray served in operational assignments with Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadrons (VAW) 126, 125, and 113 and as flag aide to Commander, 2nd Fleet/Striking Fleet Atlantic. He served as commanding officer of VAW 124 before reporting as the operations officer aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) where he conducted back to back deployments to the Arabian Gulf in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Gray has logged more than 500 carrier-arrested landings and 2,800 flight hours in tactical aircraft.

His shore duty assignments include a tour with the Royal Australian Air Force as part of the Personnel Exchange Program, E-2C/ C-2A Aviation Training Systems Assistant Program Manager, military legislative assistant to the Chairman, House Appropriations Military Construction Subcommittee, legislative affairs officer to U.S. Central Command, plans director at Navy Warfare Development Command, commanding officer of Naval Support Activity Naples, Italy, chief of staff, at. Navy Region Southeast, commanding officer, Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, executive assistant to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations and Environment, and chief of staff for Navy Installations Command.

Gray assumed duties as Commander, Navy Region Northwest on June 20, 2018.
Gray’s personal awards include the Legion of Merit (four awards), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (three awards), Air Medal with Combat “V,” Strike Flight Air Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), Navy Achievement Medal (six awards).

Location is the Bangor Conference Center, Trident Ballroom, NBK Bangor.

Doors open at 11:00, Lunch begins at 11:30

Registration: Please call realty station at 360 377-5699 for your lunch registration. Please call before Jan 1.

  • Members without base access; processing time can take weeks.
  • Please give your name as it appears on your driver’s license.
  • Spell your name to make certain that it will be correct on the gate access sheet. Provide your date of birth and city of birth.
  • Members without enhanced WA Drivers License need to be on the base access list or be escorted.
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