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Mrs. Mollie Raymond

Mollie Raymond is married to General John “Jay” Raymond, the first Chief of Operations, United States Space Force.  Born and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota, she met her husband during his first assignment in Grand Forks, ND. After graduating from the University of North Dakota, Mollie’s first move was to Vandenberg AFB, where she began her life as a military spouse. Since then, Mollie has traveled the world with over 19 moves before her husband’s retirement in November 2022.

Mollie has long been a champion for military spouses and families, working tirelessly to support them by promoting family engagements, building genuine connections, and creating a strong sense of community. She is an avid supporter of families through her selfless service in numerous military philanthropies and support organizations to include Hiring Our Heroes, Blue Star Families, and the Air Force Enlisted Village. 

As a strong advocate of military spouse employment, Mollie has served as a member of the Military Spouse Career Coalition, which helps connect spouses with career resources and education. Mollie was also asked by Representative Terri Carver to testify on behalf of military spouses before the Colorado House Education Committee. The testimony was instrumental in the passing of HB18-1095, which streamlined the processes for making teacher certifications easier to acquire for military spouses moving to Colorado. 

Inspired by her peers and mentors, Mollie is passionate about fostering relationships and advocating for Key Spouse Programs. She has been a Key Spouse Mentor for various organizations including Air Force Space Command, United States Space Command, and the United States Space Force. Additionally, Mollie has served as an Ambassador and military family advocate for Easterseals DC MD VA and as an Advisor for several military spouses clubs.  

With the stand-up of the sixth and newest branch of the Armed Services, Mollie is humbled to have serve alongside Jay during such an historic time. She is the recipient of the Medal for Distinguished Public Service, issued by the Department of Defense in October, 2022. Mollie and Jay have been married for 35 years and are blessed with three adult children, Christina, Amy and Garry.

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