William G. “Bill” Ray

Bill Ray (R) with remote viewing program founder Dr. Hal Puthoff in 2015

Bill Ray (R) with remote viewing program founder Dr. Hal Puthoff in 2015.

A veteran of five war-time tours in Iraq, Kuwait, and Afghanistan, Bill Ray is a retired Army major and DoD Civilian, with more than 50 years of combined Federal government service as an intelligence and counterintelligence officer, 20 of which were in Europe. He is one of five Star Gate military remote viewing program viewers trained by Hal Puthoff and Ingo Swann, the creators of remote viewing.

Bill spent over three and a half years as a remote viewer with the remote viewing unit at Fort George G. Meade. For 18 months of that time he lead the unit as its commander. 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. Bill also taught controlled remote viewing (CRV) privately for several years while stationed in Europe and also since his return to the United States. Since 2002, he has served as an assistant instructor for Remote Viewing Instructional Services, when his official duties permitted.

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). His 2010 Remote Viewing Conference presentation on the fundamentals of monitoring remote viewing sessions is a classic work in the field.

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

Here’s a news article about Bill’s final return from war.