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Executive Profile: Ray Spicer, IBM VP for Defense and Intelligence of IBM Federal

Executive Profile: Ray Spicer, IBM VP for Defense and Intelligence of IBM Federal

Ray Spicer has been serving as vice president for defense and intelligence of IBM Federal since January 2020.

Prior to his current role, he served for nearly three years as director for defense and intelligence of IBM Federal.

During his four-year career at IBM, he was also named director of the strategic relationships team at IBM Federal, where he led the delivery of professional consulting to IBM to promote the company’s federal market growth, according to his LinkedIn profile.

The executive joined IBM after a four-year term at Boeing, where he held the position of director of Kestrel programs and chief operating officer of integrated information systems of the company’s defense, space and security business. 

Spicer also developed management experience throughout 31 years of naval service.

He ended his service for the Navy as assistant deputy chief of naval operations for operations, plans and strategy. In this capacity, he represented the chief of naval operations in dealings with the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Office of the Secretary of Defense. 

In addition, he was the deputy assistant to the president and director at the White House Military Office, as well as commander of the Carrier Strike Group TWELVE.

He completed his bachelor’s degree in ocean engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy and a Navy executive business course from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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