Major General A. Ray Royalty

Commanding General 84th Training Command

Major General A. Ray Royalty is currently serving as the Commanding General for the 84th Training Command in Fort Knox, Kentucky as of August 2017. Major General Royalty was commissioned into the Infantry upon completing his Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. Active duty assignments have included time with the 5th Infantry Division (Mechanized), 75th Ranger Regiment, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), 1st Infantry Division, and the Pentagon.

While assigned to the 1st Infantry Division, Major General Royalty served as the Senior Combat Advisor to an Iraqi division in Baghdad as part of the 2007 coalition surge.

Significant Army Reserve assignments have included Aide-de-camp, 94th Army Reserve Command, Hanscom AFB, Massachusetts; Battalion Commander, 3/323rd Regt, Clemson, South Carolina; Chief of Staff, 81st Regional Readiness Group, Fort Jackson, South Carolina; Brigade Commander, 1/98th Training Division, Fort Benning, Georgia; Deputy Chief of Staff Operations (G3), 108th Training Command, Charlotte, North Carolina; Commanding General, 95th Training Division, Fort Sill, Oklahoma; Deputy Commanding General, 108th Training Command, Charlotte, North Carolina; and Director, G-34, Army Protection; HQDA G-3/5/7, Washington DC.

Major General Royalty is a graduate of the Infantry Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Combined Arms and Services Staff College, Command and General Staff College, and the Army War College. In terms of civilian education, Major General Royalty holds a Master of Arts degree in Computer Resources and Information Management from Webster University; a Master of Business Administration degree from Winthrop University; a Master of Strategic Studies degree from the Army War College; and a doctorate from The George Washington University in Human and Organizational Learning with an emphasis on the dynamics of national and organizational culture.

Major General Royalty’s awards and decorations include the Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, Pathfinder Badge, Ranger Tab, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, and the Army Staff Identification Badge along with various other decorations over his career while serving at company, battalion, brigade, division, and service levels of responsibility.

Civilian business experience spans across multiple Fortune 500 companies serving in leadership positions in manufacturing, sales, and project management with significant national and international travel. Currently, Major General Royalty is a Co-Founder and Partner at Whitestone Capital, LLC, Greenville, South Carolina assisting corporate clients with acquisitions and business development.

Major General Royalty represents the third generation from his family to have served with the 1st Infantry Division in foreign campaigns during times of conflict - World War II, Vietnam, and Iraq. Major General Royalty and his wife, Teena, have one daughter, Morgan, who is currently a graduate student at Boston University, and his son-in-law, Patrick.