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Valley Forge Loses President

Col. David R. Gray, Ph.D, resigned one year before planned.

Two years after earning the job of President of and one year before he was supposed to leave, Col. David R. Gray resigned, an Aug. 27 news release by the school states.

“For personal reasons, I have decided that it is best for both me and Valley Forge that I move to the next phase of my career now,” Col. Gray was quoted in the news release. “It has been a distinct honor to work with our young cadets and to educate and shape their character development during my time as President.”

Gray told Radnor Patch after he was hired that

"He did a very good job while he was there. I have the highest respect for him," said Bill Smith, commander of American Legion Post 418, which is located at the school.

Smith said Gray was a speaker at both a Memorial Day and a Veterans Day ceremony at the Wayne war memorial.

Col. James J. Doyle, USMC (Ret.), who previously has served as Superintendent at the school, will serve as interim President. The Board of Trustees has already started the search process to recruit and hire a new president to replace Gray, according to the school.

Al Crosbie September 04, 2012 at 02:05 AM
Col Gray was a leader who would not tolerate the unethical acts of his bosses on the Valley Forge Board of Trustees. Think about how many Presidents they have had? It is a shame to see this great place faulted due to personal egos on the board.

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