COL Raymond Kimball

Academy Professor
raymond.kimball@westpoint.edu

Biography


Colonel Ray Kimball is a career U.S. Army officer with over 20 years of service to the nation, including overseas tours in Bosnia, Iraq, Afghanistan, and East Africa. Over the course of his career, he has served as a helicopter pilot, a history instructor, a strategic advisor, and a White House staffer. His academic credentials include Masters Degrees in History and Russian Area Studies from Stanford and his Doctorate of Education in Learning Technologies from Pepperdine. He is the author of The Army Officer's Guide to Mentoring, the first comprehensive look at mentoring best practices used by US Army officers. He currently serves concurrently as the Director of the Center for Junior Officers and Chief of Faculty Development at USMA.

Ongoing Research Projects


The Army NCO’s Guide to Mentoring, currently seeking publication

Eyeball to Eyeball: The Cuban Missile Crisis Flashpoints Reacting Game, currently in developemt

Publications & Presentations


Scholarly Publications/Presentations
Kimball, Raymond A., “Breaking Ranks: The History, Limitations, and Importance of American Active Duty Issue Advocacy”, Presentation to the New York Military Affairs Symposium, January 2006.

Kimball, Raymond A., “The Digital History Classroom: A Case Study”, Presentation to ED-Media World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications, June 2007.

Kimball, Raymond A., Transformation Under Fire: A Historical Case Study with Modern Parallels, Carlisle Barracks, PA: U.S. Army Strategic Studies Institute, October 2007.

Kimball, Raymond A., “Beyond Blackwater: Contractors on the Battlefield”, Presentation to the New York Military Affairs Symposium, October 2007.

Campbell, Victoria J. and Kimball, Raymond A., “The Blended History Classroom: Keeping the Student Central”, Teaching History: A Journal of Methods, Vol. 35, 2010.

Kimball, Raymond A. and Byerly, Joseph M., “To Make Army PME Distance Learning Work, Make it Social”, Military Review, May-June 2013.

Kimball, Raymond A., “The Leader Challenge as Cognitive Tool”, Presentation to E-LEARN World Conference on E-Learning, October 2013

Kimball, Raymond A., “It Takes More Than Rank to Be a Mentor”, ARMY, February 2015.

Kimball, Raymond A., Walking in the Woods: A Phenomenological Study of Online Communities of Practice and Army Mentoring, Dissertation, Pepperdine University, 2015.

Kimball, Raymond A., The Army Officer’s Guide to Mentoring. West Point, NY: CALDOL, 2015.

Kimball, Raymond A., Special Study: CJTF-HOA, From Crisis Action to Campaigning, Fort Leavenworth, KS: Center for Army Lessons Learned, 2016.

Kimball, Raymond A., “Eyeball to Eyeball: Cuban Missile Crisis Microgame”, Reacting to the Past Game Library, http://reactingconsortiumlibrary.org/, 2017

Kimball, Raymond A., “Cuius Regio: Reformation Microgame”, Reacting to the Past Game Library, http://reactingconsortiumlibrary.org/, 2017

Kimball, Raymond A., “After Catherine: Russian Imperial Court Microgame”, Reacting to the Past Game Library, http://reactingconsortiumlibrary.org/, 2017

Kimball, Raymond A., “Mentoring for a Military Professional Identity” in Redefining the Modern Military: The Intersection of Profession and Ethics, U.S. Naval Institute Press, 2018.

Other Publications/Presentations

Kimball, Raymond A., “The IBCT and the Death of Air Cavalry?”, Army Aviation, June-July 2001.

Kimball, Raymond A., “Time for an Azimuth Check: the Future(s) of Army Aviation”, Army Aviation, April-May 2005.

Contributing Author, “Air-Ground Integration (Army Internal)”, Association of the United States Army, Army Magazine, April 2006.

Contributing Author, “Honoring Leaders Who Made a Difference”, Association of the United States Army, Army Magazine, December 2007.

Recurring Contributor, Military.com, 2007-2008.

Recurring Contributor, HuffingtonPost.com, 2008.

Contributing Author, “Supporting a Combat Veteran’s Family”, Association of the United States Army, Army Magazine, July 2009.

Kimball, Raymond A., “Book Review: Diffusion of Innovations”, STRATEGOS: The Journal of the U.S. Military Strategists Association, Spring 2014.

Recurring Contributor, The Bridge (https://medium.com/the-bridge/), 2014-2017.

Kimball, Raymond A. “’Walking in the Woods’: Conversations on Professional Mentoring”, Presentation to U.S. Army ARDEC, Picatinny Arsenal, NJ, July 2016.

“Leader Challenge: Truth or Happiness?”, U.S. Army ARDEC, July 2016.

“Leader Challenge: The New PL”, USMA Cadet Character Development Program, September 2016.

“Leader Challenge: LTP APFT”, USMA New York City High School Outreach Program, October 2016.

“Leader Challenge: Combat Integrity”, USMA Cadet Character Development Program, November 2016.

“Leader Challenge: The Honor Board”, USMA Cadet Character Development Program, January 2017.

“Leader Challenge: Test of Character”, USMA New York City High School Outreach Program, January 2017.

“Leader Challenge: Pushing Back”, USMA Cadet Character Development Program, February 2017.

Kimball, Raymond A., “The Seven Deadly Sins of Army Mentoring”, U.S. Army War College, War Room, June 2017.

“Leader Challenge: Cohesion or Abuse?”, USMA Cadet Character Development Program, August 2017.

“Leader Challenge: Butting Heads”, USMA Cadet Character Development Program, September 2017.

CALDOL, USMA, “Holistic Review of the U.S. Army Armament Research and Development Engineering Center (ARDEC) Leader Development Program: Final Report”, September 2017.

“Leader Challenge: Lingering Doubt”, USMA Cadet Character Development Program, January 2018.

“Leader Challenge: Partners”, USMA Cadet Character Development Program, February 2018.

“Leader Challenge: Sum of Integrity”, USMA New York City High School Outreach Program, June 2018.

“Leader Challenge: Authentic Duty”, USMA Cadet Character Education Program, September 2018.

“Leader Challenge: Weighty Risk”, USMA Cadet Character Education Program, November 2018.

“Leader Challenge: The Sex Tape”, USMA Cadet Character Education Program, January 2019.

(forthcoming) “Leader Challenge: Writing on the Wall”, USMA Cadet Character Education Program, 2019