The Inexperienced Beret colonel who was arrested after he allegedly threatened to kill his spouse in entrance of his youngsters and held them hostage throughout a stand-off with police, had been investigated for being abusive to his employees months earlier than the assault.
Military Col. Owen G. Rat was arrested on December 27 for beating his spouse, Kristen, and pointing a gun at her after they acquired into an argument the place she accused him of being drunk, in entrance of his two youngest kids in their dwelling on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.
It has been revealed Ray had been investigated by the first Particular Forces Command Inspector Basic (IG) following a grievance that described him as a poisonous chief who was abusive and had explosive emotional episodes.
However in June the IG dismissed the grievance as ‘not substantiated’.
He was stated to be liable to ’emotional outbursts,’ swore at subordinates, and threatened to finish their careers, an nameless Particular Forces officer who served below Ray on the 1st Particular Forces Group (Airborne) stated .
Inexperienced Beret Military Colonel Owen G Ray, 47, who was arrested on December 27 for beating his spouse and holding his household hostage at gunpoint, had been investigated months prior for being abusive to employees at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington
Within the December home incident his spouse Kristen stated she turned frightened through the argument by which she accused him of being drunk. He then beat her in entrance of his youngsters and his eldest little one known as police. Ray (left) along with his spouse (far proper) and their three kids
‘They all the time say “see one thing; say one thing,” however the Military has to do one thing too. On the finish of the day, it is a failure on the management within the Particular Forces channels,’ the now-retired officer who made the grievance stated to the Army Times.
Ray was identified for ‘shaming folks in public’ and anticipated employees to work 14-hour days, as per the grievance.
‘He acknowledged that he’s an “a**gap (his phrase)” to work for, however but doesn’t appear to be taught or attempt to be completely different in his method,’ the grievance.
In a single incident Ray missed a teleconference by an hour as a consequence of a misunderstanding of the time zones concerned. He allegedly turned so enraged he began ‘swearing, shaking, and throwing papers on the desk earlier than telling employees to lace up in trainers for a roughly seven-mile run.’
Through the exhausting run two-thirds of his employees fell out of the tempo of the run, however Ray ‘didn’t give a re-examination’ again.
The Military confirmed that there was an IG grievance towards Ray however didn’t launch the report or a remark in regards to the case.
Ray (left) had been investigated by the first Particular Forces Command Inspector Basic (IG) following a grievance that described him as a poisonous chief who was abusive and had explosive emotional episodes. However in June the IG dismissed the grievance as ‘not substantiated’
Ray was launched from custody on Monday on $1million bail and has been suspended from his job as chief of employees for I Corps. View of the Joint Base Lewis-McChord base in Washington above
‘The first Particular Forces Command Inspector Basic investigated a grievance towards Col. Owen Ray earlier this yr. As a matter of Military coverage, we don’t touch upon the main points of Inspector Basic investigations,’ Military Spokesman Lt. Col. Gabriel Ramirez stated to Military.com.
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‘My feeling is that they sort of simply seemed the opposite approach, swept it below the rug and targeted very narrowly on particular dates and instances. I don’t assume they interviewed all of the folks on the witness listing I gave them,’ the officer who made the grievance stated.
‘There’s not quite a lot of transparency from Military management on senior chief misconduct. You hear rumors, you hear allegations and also you see a man quietly retire however there’s by no means any public accounting of what occurred and classes discovered,’ the officer added.
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Within the December 27 home incident Ray was allegedly drunk and pointed a firearm at his spouse and threatened to kill her.
He proceeded to ‘kick Kristen time and again along with his boots within the face and chest.’
The 2 youthful kids awoke up and screamed, ‘Don’t kill mother, don’t shoot us,’ in response to the affidavit, and the eldest little one rang 911.
When officers arrived on the scene shortly after midnight Ray was armed with a shotgun and two pistols. Ray warned that he’d kill his household and himself in the event that they tried to arrest him.
Ray finally allowed his spouse and children to depart the house and he or she had seen cuts and abrasions on her nostril and an enormous bump on her brow. About two hours later he surrendered to police, ending the two-hour standoff.
He’s slated to face trial on February 18 on one rely of first-degree kidnapping, two counts of second-degree assault, two counts of felony harassment and one rely of reckless endangerment, as per the possible trigger affidavit
Ray was launched from custody on Monday on $1million bail and has been suspended from his job as chief of employees for I Corps.
He’s slated to face trial on February 18 on one rely of first-degree kidnapping, two counts of second-degree assault, two counts of felony harassment and one rely of reckless endangerment, as per the possible trigger affidavit.
In accordance with an official Army website, Ray has held a command at each degree inside the 1st Particular Forces Group (Airborne), which deploys missions all through the Indo-Pacific.
He served as a detachment commander in 2003 and as firm commander in Afghanistan in 2011.
In 2013, Ray commanded the 4th Battalion of 1st SFG (A) and deployed as a part of the Particular Operations Joint Process Power earlier than assuming the place of I Corps chief of employees at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.