Major, US Army, ret.
Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, USA

Bill Ray is a retired US Army Major and a retired Department of Defense Civilian. He has over 50 years of Government Service, including 42 years as a US Army Intelligence Officer. His tours include over 20 years in Europe and five combat tours in the Mideast.

He has a Bachelors Degree in History from the State University of New York and a Masters Degree in International Relations from the University of Southern California.

Bill Ray is one of the five Star Gate military remote viewers originally trained by Hal Puthoff and Ingo Swann, the creators of remote viewing. He was assigned to the Stargate Project from January 3rd 1984 to June 8 th 1987. He served as the Unit Commander from approximately October 1985 until his departure from the Unit. He was operational at the Star Gate Project in both Controlled Remote Viewing (CRV) and Extended Remote Viewing (ERV). During 1985 to 1986 he facilitated the complex and difficult transfer of the Star Gate program from the Army Intelligence and Security Command to the Defense Intelligence Agency. He has been involved with remote viewing since the beginning of 1984, with hundreds of operational remote viewing sessions to his credit.

After the declassification of Remote Viewing, he taught CRV classes in Europe to Dutch, Belgium and German students. Since returning to the US, he has assisted Dr Paul Smith in teaching CRV classes and has worked with Pam Coranado in teaching ERV to students. He has been the engaging and entertaining master of ceremonies for several of the annual Remote Viewing Conferences (sponsored by the International Remote Viewing Association), and has made several presentations to the Conference. His 2010 Remote Viewing Conference presentation on the fundamentals of monitoring remote viewing sessions is a classic work in the field.

Bill currently resides in Wisconsin, where he helps his adult children in their restaurant business and fills his primary role as proud grandfather.