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Sunday, June 7, 2009

Soldier, Diplomate and Author Charles Ray on Leadership Qualities

Until You Walk the Path You Won’t Know Where It Goes will be hosting Charles Ray on June 14 at 5 pm eastern. He will be talking about leadership, politics and life in general, as well as information about his books, Things I Learned From my Grandmother about Leadership and Life and Taking Charge: Effective Leadership for the Twenty-First Century

Ray joined the army to see the world. He began as a private, but graduated from OCS in 1965 and was commissioned a second lieutenant. He served in the U.S., as well as Germany, Korea, and two combat tours in Vietnam. His specialties were artillery, military intelligence, special operations, and public affairs. In 1982, I retired from the army with the rank of major and joined the U.S. Foreign Service. I have served as a diplomat in China, Thailand, Sierra Leone, Vietnam, and Cambodia. He was appointed as the first American Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon), Vietnam in 1998, and in 2002, former Secretary of State Colin Powell swore him in as U.S. ambassador to Cambodia. After Cambodia, he was a diplomat in residence at the University of Houston for the 95-96 school year, and in 2006 was appointed Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Affairs. He earned a BS in Business Administration from Benedictine College, Atchison, KS; an MS in Systems Administration from USC, and an MS in National Security Strategy from the National Defense University

Tune at on June 14 at 5 pm eastern to learn more about Charles Ray’s amazing life and books as well asks him question. Those who wish to speak to Charles Ray may call in at (347) 324-3745. Free phone calls through Skype as well as an interactive chat room will be available on the show’s page.

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