Capt. Ray Cross, USN (Ret.)

Vice President, Intelligence, AFCEA International

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Capt. Ray Cross, USN (Ret.) serves as the vice president for Intelligence for AFCEA International. In this capacity, he leads the association’s outreach to intelligence professionals and the intelligence community in government and industry.  

Mr. Cross joined AFCEA International following three decades of service as a Navy intelligence officer, leading tactical, operational and strategic intelligence activities for the Navy and joint organizations around the world.  

He concurrently serves as the executive director of the National Intelligence University (NIU) Foundation, a 501(c)3 charitable organization supported by AFCEA International that encourages and promotes the university's mission as the intellectual center of the intelligence community.  

Mr. Cross studied at the University of Pennsylvania, the National Intelligence University and the National War College.