Charles Ray

  • Mid-career women leaving Coast Guard blame leadership, sexual assault

    A new RAND study finds women and leaving the Coast Guard due to multiple factors and offers some ways to fix it.

  • Coast Guard retirees will miss upcoming benefits if shutdown continues through January

    By the end of January, the government shutdown may impact a group that’s usually untouched from the severe impacts of a lapse in appropriations: Coast Guard military retirees.

  • Coast Guard says it’s found a way to pay military members after all

    Coast Guard says it worked with DHS, administration to find “one-time” workaround that will ensure next Monday’s military paycheck arrives on time.

  • Charles Ray: Foreign Service needs ‘a bit’ of an overhaul

    The State Department could do a better job creating new leadership and education and professional development opportunities for its career employees. That’s according to a recent report from the American Academy of Diplomacy which found the department is too focused on its political appointees — and politics in general — marginalizing the career employees in the foreign service. Charles Ray is a former ambassador and member of the Foreign Service and former deputy assistant secretary of defense for prisoners of war and missing personnel affairs. He says the foreign service itself is in need of a bit of an overhaul. He tells In Depth guest host Jared Serbu that it’s time to start treating the Foreign Service as a profession — and its members as true professionals.