Before joining IVMF, Murray managed a Colony Tire Corporation service center in Wilmington, NC. During his time at Colony, he streamlined operations and reduced overtime hours while increasing the number of personnel employed and led the store to a steady increase in gross profit percentages.
Murray served in and retired from the Marine Corps as both an enlisted Marine and a Commissioned Artillery Officer. Throughout his time in service, Murray served in 10th Marine Regiment, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company, Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron-1, and the Marine Special Operations Command. He conducted one deployment to Somalia in support of Operation RESTORE HOPE in 1994, three deployments to Iraq in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM in 2003, 2004, and 2005, and two deployments to Afghanistan in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM in 2009 and 2011.
Murray has also worked as an Operations Research Analyst for Booz Allen Hamilton, focused on revising and maximizing efficiencies in the 2d Marine Expeditionary Force’s procedures for requesting, sourcing, and maintaining aviation assets used in training and combat operations.
Murray received a Bachelor’s degree in History from the University of Idaho while earning his commission and serving as a mentor to NROTC students intending to join the Marine Corps upon graduation from college. He is a life member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart and currently resides in Jacksonville, NC with his wife Patricia and their two sons.