#VeteranOfTheDay Navy Veteran Pat Tray


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Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Navy Veteran Pat Tray.

Dedicated to serving the country, Pat served in the Navy for over two decades. He spent 13 years as a member of Navy SEAL Team Six and SEAL Team Two.

As a Navy Special Warfare Operator and decorated combat Veteran, Pat served in more than 60 countries and numerous combat zones, specializing in counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency.

Additionally, he obtained certifications as a qualified instructor in a number of various martial arts styles and special operations tactics. He also utilized his expertise to serve as a combat operations instructor in the military and trained other SEAL teams and Special Forces units.

Pat retired from the Navy in 2001. He is currently the owner of a martial arts school in Virginia.

Thank you for your service, Pat!


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