Ray Folden

Product Manager, Heavy Tactical Vehicles
2024 Tactical Wheeled Vehicles Conference

Ray Folden assumed Product Manager for Heavy Tactical Vehicles in Program Executive Office (PEO) Combat Support & Combat Service Support (CS&CSS) in July 2022.

His previous assignment include: 

  • Product Director (PD) Combat Recovery Systems under PEO Ground Combat Systems (GCS) (May 2019-July 2022)
  • PD Contingency Base Infrastructure (June 2016 – May 2019) under PEO CS&CSS.
  • Lead for Autonomous Systems Evaluations and Standards Development (May 2015 – June 2016) for Tank and Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Command as a developmental assignment following completion of the Senior Service College Fellowship.
  • Program Officer for Applique under the Product Manager for Large Robots and Applique within Robotics Systems – Joint Project Office under PEO GCS (June 2012 - July 2014).
  • Assistant Program Manager for Army Watercraft Systems, within PEO CS&CSS (November 2010 - June 2012).
  • Procurement Analyst for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle program (June 2009 - October 2010).

As a retired Army officer Ray Folden held a variety of positions in both the Regular Army and the Reserves.  In private industry, Mr. Folden served as a program manager, a contracts manager, and a contract specialist on several programs from 1999 through 2009.  Additionally, during this time he mobilized to serve as a procurement analyst at the Defense Logistics Agency from November 2001 through February 2003. 

Mr. Folden holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics, a Master of Science degrees in Materiel Acquisition Management and Global Leadership.