Spring Valley man is ‘Military Hero’

David Ray

David Ray, a local Spring Valley resident and business owner, was honored as the “Military Hero of the Game” at the San Diego Gulls hockey game against the Coachella Valley Firebirds on Feb. 24.

The award is presented to active duty personnel, drilling reservists and veterans in the San Diego region. Ray was nominated and selected for honor based on his civic contribution. He currently sits on the Imperial Beach Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the Filipino American Chamber of Commerce, the Veterans East County Alliance, and is an ambassador at the San Diego Regional East County Chamber of Commerce.

As the owner of Dave Ray Coaching and Consulting, Ray coaches business owners how to improve operations, grow profits, and make bigger impact or his clients.

“I feel honored and humbled to receive this award as a representative of the many military retirees making contributions on a daily basis in all facets of life and business in the San Diego community,” said Ray in a press release. “Thank-you to Susan Roberts-Egley and the San Diego Regional East County Chamber of Commerce for nominating me.”

Ray is a 1980 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and a 28-year Navy retiree. He lives in Spring Valley with his wife of 30 years, Mary Jo. Ray also received a Military Hero Challenge Coin from the San Diego Gulls Hockey Club.

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