Rear Admiral Alexander To Speak At Navy League Dinner Feb. 19

Saturday, February 9, 2013
Rear Admiral Raymond Alexander will speak at the Navy League Dinner on Feb. 19.
Rear Admiral Raymond Alexander will speak at the Navy League Dinner on Feb. 19.

U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Raymond K. Alexander, Civil Engineer Corps, Retired, will be guest speaker at the Navy League John J. Spittler Greater Chattanooga Council dinner 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, in the Roosevelt Room of the Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel.

A native of Taylor, Mich., Rear Admiral Alexander held every leadership and command position within the Naval Construction Force during his 30 years of naval service. He has been on deployment worldwide.  During the Gulf War he led Navy Seabee detachments on ground assaults which assisted in liberating Kuwait City. He later served in Iraq in command of the 1st Marine Expeditionary Engineer Group, consisting of 2,000 U.

S. Army, Marine engineers and Seabees and was responsible for coalition forces engineering support prior to, during, and following the Battle of Fallujah.

Rear Admiral Alexander currently serves as the Executive Vice President for Engineering and Physical Security for Professional Project Services in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. He and his wife, Greta, live in Lenoir City, Tenn.

For more information about Navy League programs call Patty Parks at 326-0839 


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