Ray Orland Area IV VP
Ray joined NARFE after getting information at the NARFE booth at the Suffolk Peanut Festival in 2002. Ray retired from the Supervisor of Shipbuilding Conversion and Repair (SUPSHIP) Portsmouth, VA as a Contract Specialist with over 36 years of service. Ray is a graduate of the Apprentice school at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard. Ray is also a veteran, having been drafted into the Army in 1969. Prior to his retirement, Ray administered the contract on one of the biggest contracts at SUPSHIP; the overhaul of the Aegis cruiser the USS San Jacinto.
Ray took over as Area 1V Vice President from Bobby Whittington in 2016. Ray is also president of Suffolk chapter 1743. Ray lives in Suffolk with his wife Gail. When the weather is good, he is on the golf course.
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