Gen. Palumbo recently retired from the US Army where he was the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Intelligence) for Warfighter Support, and simultaneously served as Director, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Task Force. He served on the Darley Defense Advisory Board for two years prior to his appointment on our corporate board.
Board Chairman Paul Darley commented, “We are honored and humbled to have a man of Ray’s caliber join our Board. It’s been on honor to work with him over the past few years. He brings an incredible wealth of knowledge in the areas including intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) which are critical to our warfighter customers.”
General Palumbo replied, “Darley is a professionally run company and it is a privilege to serve Darley and our warfighters.”
A native of Windber, Pennsylvania, he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Infantry upon graduating from West Point in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science Degree. He later earned a Master of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University, and a Master of Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College.
His awards include the Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, and the Bronze Star Medal. Ray and his wife Alice reside in Virginia and have four grown children and three grandchildren.