We are pleased to announce that Bray Barnes, National LFL Treasurer, was recently elected to the newly created position of National Vice-Chair for Career Development; Learning for Life Executive Board. Bray will be instrumental with recruiting and providing leadership to a committee of twelve volunteers (National Exploring Career Field Chairs) that have specific professional knowledge and experience within each of the career fields. Additionally, he will assist the National Exploring Career Field Chairs in recruiting volunteers to serve on the National Career Committees.
Bray, a licensed attorney in New Jersey and Washington DC, received two US Presidential appointments, including representing the president on the US Department of Justice Coordinating Council for Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention during the Bush Administration. He served as a Senior Executive with the US Department of Homeland Security, Director of the National Cybersecurity Institute, and is currently Senior Advisor at Global Security and Innovative Solutions, a security consulting and business advisory firm headquartered in Washington, DC. Bray’s many connections in DC as well as his long time active involvement with Learning for Life, the National Law Enforcement Committee, and the BSA will be an asset to the Exploring Explosion Initiative, stated Dr. Diane Thornton, National LFL Director.
Bray, who has a military, law enforcement, and legal background has held numerous Scouting positions at the local, regional, national and international levels. He is a Distinguished Eagle Scout, Silver Beaver, Silver Antelope, Silver Buffalo, and a LFL Distinguished Service Award recipient. He was recognized with the “Messengers of Peace” Award by the Royal Family of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for his international work with youth in promoting peace around the world.