SGM (R) Ruby A. Murray during her 27-year career SGM Murray had myriad of demanding and challenging assignments. SGM Murray is an Exmore, Virginia native; she entered the United States Army on 21 November 1989. She attended Basic Combat Training at Ft. Jackson, SC. She then proceeded to her Advance Individual Training (AIT) at Ft. Lee, VA as a 76X (Subsistence Supply Specialist), and later was crossed trained to the MOS 92A (Automated Logistic Specialist). She is currently serving as a JROTC Instructor at South View High School.
Her first assignment was to Fort Greely, AK, USAG HQ CO where she served as a Subsistence Supply Specialist. Her additional assignments include: Automated Logistical NCO 406TH GS CO, Fort Bragg, NC; Assistant BN S-4 NCOIC, 406TH GS CO, Fort Bragg, NC; Automated Logistical Specialist, HHC 1ST 1D, Kitizingen, Germany; Automated Logistical NCOIC, HHC 1ST 1D, Kitizingen, Germany; BN Schools NCO, HHC 1ST 1D, Kitzingen, Germany; Platoon Sergeant, 18TH QM PERISHABLE Fort Bragg, NC; Storage Section NCOIC, CS REP Parts SU, Fort Bragg, NC; Material Management NCOIC, 249TH CS REP Parts SU, Fort Bragg, NC; Material Control Supervisor, HHC CS Support, Camp Casey, Korea; Material Management NCOIC, GMAT MGT CEN, BN Tasking NCOIC, HHC CS Support, Camp Casey, Korea; Operation Sergeant, Fort Bragg, NC; Field Service SGM (FWD) Afghanistan for 7th Sustainment BDE, Support Operation SGM for 7th Sustainment BDE, Fort Eustis, Va; G-5 Plans SGM for 1st Support Command (Theater), Fort Bragg, NC, Command Sergeant Major (FWD) for 1st Support Command Theater, Kuwait, Garrison Operation SGM for Fort Bragg, NC.
SGM Murray’s holds a Bachelor of Science in Sports Management and a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership from Columbia Southern University. SGM Murray has completed the following military courses: United States Army Sergeants Major Academy Class 60, Battle Staff NCO Course, Senior Leadership Course (SLC), Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Course (ALC), Primary Leadership Development Course, Master Resilience Trainer, Master Fitness Trainer Course, SHARP/VA Specialist, Defense Reutilization Logistics Management and Development Course, Demonstrated Logistical, Equal Opportunity Leaders Course.
Her awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal (w/1 oak leaf cluster), Meritorious Service Medal (w/3 oak leaf cluster), Army Commendation Medal (w/2 oak leaf cluster), Army Achievement Medal (w/10 oak leaf cluster), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Good Conduct Medal (7th award), National Defense Service Medal (with Bronze Star), Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal (6thAward), Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (w/numeral 3), Humanitarian Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (w/numeral 4). SGM Murray was awarded the Distinguished Order of Saint Martin in 2003, she is also a member of the prestige Audie Murphy and Sergeant Morales Club.
SGM Murray has participated in multiple deployments in support of OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM AND OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM to include: OPERATION CONSOLIDATION III, OPERATION TRANSITION I AND OPERATION IRAQI GOVERNANCE.
SGM Murray is married to Mr. Alfred Murray and they have one daughter Jasmine Keaire Murray (20) who goes to Winston Salem State University pursing a degree in Biology.
- Ruby talks about growing up poverty in Eastern Virginia
- She talks about how joining the Army changed her life
- “Don’t allow yourself to live through someone else’s goals, dreams and aspirations” -Ruby Murray
- Ruby gives advice to young women interested in joining the military
- She talks about claiming your DNA
- She describes what giving back means to her
- Ruby talks about disappointment
- She talks about the dangers of judgement
- “If there’s no room for you at the table, bring a folding chair” -Ruby Murray