Sergeant Major Gray graduated from Titusville High School, Titusville, FL in 1987, and enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1989. After graduating from Parris Island, SC in June 1990, he attended Marine Corps Engineer School where he earned the MOS of 1141, Basic Electrician.
SgtMaj Gray’s FMF assignments include: Electrician, Engineer Platoon, 9th Marine Expeditionary Brigade; Electrician, Engineer Platoon, 7th Communications Battalion, 3d SRIG, Okinawa, Japan; Electrician and Battery Training NCO, Headquarters Battery, 10th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, NC; Utilities Chief, Logistics Chief, and Company 1stSgt, 9th Engineer Support Battalion, III MLG, Okinawa, Japan; Company 1stSgt, Company A and H&S Company, 1st Tank Battalion, 1st Marine Division, 29 Palms, CA; Battalion SgtMaj, Marine Special Operations Logistics Battalion, U.S. Marine Forces Special Operations Command, Camp Lejeune, NC; Battalion SgtMaj, 2d Amphibian Assault Battalion, 2d Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, NC.
SgtMaj Gray’s supporting assignments include: Drill Instructor, Senior Drill Instructor, Company E, 2d Recruit Training Battalion, Parris Island, SC; Head Electrician, NCOIC White House NCO Program, Logistics Chief, and Public Works Liaison Officer, Marine Barracks, 8th & I, Washington, DC; Assistant Marine Officer Instructor, University of South Carolina; Bulldog Summer Augmentation, Company E and Company G, Officer Candidate School, Quantico, Va; Company 1stSgt, Company D and Battalion SgtMaj, 1st Recruit Training Battalion and Battalion SgtMaj, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, Parris Island, SC; Barracks SgtMaj, Marine Barracks, 8th & I, Washington, DC.
SgtMaj Gray’s professional military education includes: Basic Electricians Course, Marine Corps Engineer School, Camp Lejeune, NC; Sergeants Course, SNCO Academy, Camp Geiger, NC; Drill Instructor School, Parris Island, SC; Career Course, SNCO Academy, Quantico, VA; Advanced Course, SNCO Academy, Okinawa, Japan (Honor Graduate); Expeditionary Warfare School Distant Learning; Joint Senior Enlisted PME Course; Senior Enlisted PME Course, Quantico, VA; Joint Special Operations Senior Enlisted Academy and Joint Special Operations, Pre-Command Course, Joint Special Operations University, MacDill, AFB, Tampa, FL.
Operational experience includes: Operation Restore Hope, Somalia; Operation Iraqi Freedom. His personal decorations include: The Meritorious Service Medal (4th award); Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (2nd award); Joint Service Achievement Medal; Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (3rd award); Combat Action Ribbon (2nd award); and is authorized to wear the Presidential Service Badge.