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Rey Rivera

Job Title and Responsibilities:

Program Manager, Thompson Gray

Business Process Lead, Health Affairs Functional Champion 

I support the customer with the pre and post deployment activities for GFEBS implementation across the Defense Health Program.  My primary area of responsibility is spending chain with a focus on the GFEBS/SPS interface.

About Me:

I grew up in Puerto Rico and joined the Army right after high school.  After a few years on active duty, tired of early formations, relocating, and the Army dictating the terms of my life, I transitioned to the Army Reserves in 2010 and “took charge” of my future.  So to show me who was really “in-charge”, the Army decided to send me to Afghanistan in 2011J.  After a short stint as a DoD civilian, I joined the Thompson Gray team in October 2017 and I have enjoyed every moment since.

My wife Alex is originally from Greece and she is also in the Army.  We met in Kuwait in 2004 while deployed.  I married her the next year and once more in 2006 for good measure.  Together we have a beautiful 5 year old “Greekorican” girl who easily manipulates me.

Qualifications & Expertise & Achievements:

Master of Business Administration

Bachelor of Science, Business Administration

17+ years serving in various Financial Management positions in both military and DoD civilian capacities.

Memberships and Activities (Professional and Other):

Association of the United States Army

American Society of Military Comptrollers

Youth Basketball Coach

Getting to Know You:

1.What are three things still left on your bucket list?

Visit Vatican City

Qualify for & Run the Boston Marathon

Take a Cruise around the World

2. If you could chat with anyone, dead or alive, who would it be and what would you talk about?
I would talk and have one more beer with my dad. I would thank him for his advice, encouragement and overall parenting. 14 year after his passing and I still strive to make him proud and live up to his expectations. 

3. At which store would you like to max-out your credit card?

No más!  I’ve done it in more than one occasion and it’s now time for me to grow up!