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School of Media and Communication

Lt. Col. Roger Steven Murray

Lt. Col. Roger Murray, whom earned a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from USM in 1988, has achieved more than two decades of professional success stateside and overseas.  He was deployed to Baghdad, Iraq in 2004 as Chief of Current Operations for Combined Joint Task Force-Seven and received the Air Force Public Affairs Alumni Association’s “Best of the Best” Award for Outstanding Air Force Public Affairs Professional.  In 2005, Murray was awarded the Air Force Public Affairs Director’s Award for Special Achievement in a Crisis Situation for his public affairs efforts while at Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi, Miss., as a part of Joint Task Force-Katrina.  He has also served as Director of Public Affairs at various Air Force bases both overseas and in the U.S., including the Air Force Office of Special Investigations in Washington, D.C.  At the time of his 2009 induction into the MCJ Hall of Fame, Murray served as the Communications Director for the Florida Dept of Veteran’s Affairs.