MAJ Rayford Mitchell


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Rayford B. Mitchell


Senior Army JROTC Instructor at Garrett Academy for the past 16 years, a North Charleston native, currently living in Columbia SC and a member of Pi Alpha Alpha  (a National Honor Society). More than 20 years diversified experience in supervising Management of Information Systems with practical experience in design, installation, service, and repair supervision.


Senior Army Instructor (SAI)                                                                                                             September 2000 - Present

Garrett Academy of Technology

North Charleston, SC 29229

The Senior Army Instructor (SAI) will serve as the chair of the JROTC department. The SAI will establish and execute the overall management of the program, as well as teach classes, and supervise the program's budget, supply, cadet records, grading, testing, and awards, while maintaining good relations with school faculty, administrators, students, parents, and the community.

Project Manager                                                                                                                                August 1998 - June 2000

Fort McPherson, Georgia

Project Manager for a large Army Signal Command, which provides information systems support services for the military, similar to those provided by ATT, MCI and Sprint. Responsible for planning, installation and operation of voice, satellite, tropic scatter, microwave and computer networks (LANs, W ANs and Secret Internet Protocol Routing), for one of the largest annual defense projects in the world, "Bright Star" Egypt". Coordinated and supervised all facets of the project to include design, engineering, test and evaluation and administration/logistics. Projects included imaging, data warehousing, Internet and Intranet development, and electronic mail. Responsible for implementing a systems development methodology for information systems. Duties include long and short term strategic planning, budgeting, tracking and reporting for multiple subordinate technology projects.

Deputy Director of                                                                                                                           November 1996 - July 1998
Training, Columbia, South

Responsible for providing technical training assistance on state-of-the-art information (data and voice) systems and devices to 15 reserve component communications units located throughout the state of South Carolina. Planned, budgeted, and supervised all information systems training assistance provided by the communications Team. Provided assistance on matters related to information systems installation and training doctrine, logistics operations, maintenance, communications security procedures, and mobilization in preparation for state and national emergencies. Supervised the development of information systems Master Plans by subordinates. Interpreted Army policy, conducts systems and training evaluations, and revised information systems policy. Served as an information Systems Manager for the Defense Coordinating Element in South Carolina.


Contact Information


Phone: (843)745-7126

Office Hours: Mon-Fri 5:30 am- 3:45 pm

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 Physical Training every Monday and students must wear uniforms every Wednesday.