Raymond D. Kemp, Sr.
Raymond D. Kemp, Sr. is a highly experienced Senior Executive in Leadership and Human Resources. He is an accomplished, results-oriented, forward-thinking organizational consultant with over 10 years of experience at the highest levels of the US Navy improving organizational strategies, increasing operational excellence, and boosting the performance of teams and employees in a variety of organizations.
As the Fleet Master Chief of Europe and Africa, he directed and influenced over 56,000 service members, civilians, contractors and family members across the European and African continents. By request, he visited Ghana, Sweden, Romania and Finland’s Military Headquarters and consulted with thought leaders on retention, professionalizing the force, and leadership development at their Academies. He was invited by the Defense Credit Union Counsel to address the European Conference in Lisbon (2019), and attended the annual 3/4 Star Admiral conference in Washington, DC, as well as, the Naval Flag Officer and Senior Executive symposium as a speaker and panel member.
He conceptualized, implemented, and executed a large-scale initiatives tailored to the training program for multi-national senior leaders, and, revolutionized naval leadership education by creating the seminal document, “Laying the Keel,” with an emphasis on character and professional competency; more than 30,000 senior enlisted trainees were impacted immediately by this training document.
He represented the US Navy at the NATO International Senior Enlisted Seminar, which included briefing over 200 military leaders from African and European nations on leadership development and the value of cooperative agreements. As an Inspector General, he mentored over 300 junior executives, monthly, in leadership best practices and ethics at the Naval Leadership and Ethics Command & Senior Enlisted Academy. He spearheaded the repeal of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” through face to face discussion with every crew member under his command for the purpose of building trust/resilience.
Fleet Master Chief (Ret) Kemp is widely recognized for his exceptional leadership skills and has received honors by the Office of the President of the United States. He is a sought-after keynote presenter and speaker, often called upon to share his insights on rallying teams, bringing tactical clarity, and aligning people around goals.