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Colorado Springs soldier supports 59th Presidential Inauguration

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Curtis Ray
Posted at 10:01 AM, Jan 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-19 12:01:40-05

COLORADO SPRINGS — A Colorado Springs native soldier is one of more than 800 service members supporting the 59th Presidential Inauguration.

U.S. Army Sergeant 1st Class Curtis Ray has been assigned to the Joint Task Force-National Capitol Region (JTF-NCR). This task force is a joint service command in charge of coordinating all military ceremonial support for the Presidential Inauguration. As a joint command, JTF-NCR includes members from all branches of the United States military operating under the Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region.

Sgt. Ray has 18 years of military service; he currently serves as the non-commissioned officer in charge of the JFT-NCR food and service staff.

"It feels like you're a part of history," said Ray. "This particular inauguration will stand out from previous inaugurations. There are so many things happening in the world, so supporting this event is just really exciting."

Ray comes from a family with a history of military service. Both of his parents served in the Air Force as intelligence communication specialists.

For more information or interview requests, email JTF-NCR Public Affairs: or call: 571-510-5288 or 202-902-4058.