News: Cuyahoga Falls veteran Marine Lt. Col. Greg Murray to retire
ARLINGTON, Va. - Lt. Col. Greg P. Murray retires from the Marine Corps October 5 at the National Museum of the Marine Corps. Murray, was born in Jamestown, NY and grew up around Akron, Ohio graduating from Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. Murray retires with 30 years of continuous service to the country.
Greg’s currently the Deputy Director of Intelligence Integration. (GS-14): Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of the Navy, Plans, Policy, Oversight and Integration, where he directs the coordination of comprehensive Naval Intelligence strategic framework to improve effectiveness, resource efficiency, and interagency coordination for and within the Department of the Navy (DON). Develops and/or provides input on DON intelligence strategy and policy issues, which includes ISR, Human Derived/Human Enabled Information (HDI), Counterintelligence, Cyberspace, and Biometrics, SAPs, sensitive activities and all other activities designated by the SECNAV or UNSECNAV.
Prior to working for the DUSN PPO&I, Greg came from SAIC, where he worked as the Sr. Strategic Communications Analyst: JIEDDO. He also worked as a Senior Analyst for UOSD(I) where is oversaw programs, project management support, and admin tasks within the UOSD(I). He developed and coordinated full spectrum Info Ops, program management activities in support of Cyber operations, Special Technical Ops, Info Ops policies and doctrinal publications.
Lt. Col. Greg Murray was born on 26 Jan. 1964 Jamestown, NY. He graduated from Cuyahoga Falls High School in 1982 and Paris Island in 1983, serving a 4 year enlistment. In 1988 he graduated from the University of Akron, Ohio, with a BA in Secondary Education and was commissioned a 2nd Lt. within the United States Marine Corps. 2nd Lt. Murray then completed The Basic School and the Infantry Officers Course at Quantico, VA.
He was subsequently assigned to 3rd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment at Camp Pendleton, CA. In August of 1990 he deployed to Southwest Asia during Operation Desert Shield/Storm as part of Task Force Papa Bear where he served as a rifle platoon commander.
In June 1992, 1st Lieutenant Murray left active duty, joined the local reserve unit, back in Akron, Ohio and spent the next eight years serving at every level of command within 3rd Battalion, 25th Marines. Major Murray’s next assignment was in the fall of 1999 when he joined the 4th Civil Affairs Group (CAG) in Washington, DC. While with the 4th CAG he was mobilized in support of Operation Joint Guardian, Kosovo where he served as a Detachment Commander. Within months of his return he was again activated, reported to USCENTCOM and served as one of the Chief Civil Affairs planners with CFLCC headquarters in Kuwait and Iraq 2003.
In June 2005, Murray was again mobilized where he served a one year tour within HQ Marine Corps’s, Dir. Intelligence, as their Attaché Program Manger and from 2006 - 2010 he worked in the Information Operations and Space Integration Branch, Strategy and Plans Division; HQ Marine Corps. He served as the USMC CA Proponent, IO and Special Technical Operational (STO) SME, and directed the establishment of the Info Ops center (MCIOC). He also deployed to Afghanistan and served at the NATO regional command HQ in Kandahar, where he was the MISO, STO, MILDEC, and Info Ops Chief.
Murray’s current reserve unit is with the MAGTF Staff Training Program (MSTP) preparing MEF level staffs for overseas deployments. Here he serves as the MISO, MILDEC, STO, IO and CA SME.
Murray is a graduate of from the University of Akron, (Ohio) with a BA in Secondary Education, Ohio State University, the Marine Corps Command and Staff College and from the Naval War College where he received a Masters degree in National Security and Strategic Planning. He holds a MOS as an: Infantry, Civil Affairs, Info Ops, STO, MISO and is a Joint Qualified Officer.
Murray’s personal decorations include the Bronze Star, Navy Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, The Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2nd Award), Army Achievement Medal, Joint Achievement Medal ( 2nd Award), Combat Action Ribbon, Armed Forces Reserve Medal (20 Years with 6 Mobilizations), the Selective Marine Corps Reserve Medal (6th Award), Afghan NATO medal, NATO metal Kosovo, Key Volunteer medal, and both GWOT medals.
Murray, his wife Connie, of 20 years, and two teen-age daughters reside in Gainesville, VA.