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Raymond Peacock (1942 - 2013)
Raymond Peacock was a leading social work practitioner and administrator while serving in the Salvation Army for 35 years until his retirement as Lt. Colonel in 2008. Peacock worked with youth, the aging, abused, chemically addicted, homeless, emotionally disturbed pre-schoolers, and several other populations. He designed, implemented, and evaluated programs, and filled leadership oversight and advisory roles for the SA at the regional and national level.
Peacock was the National Social and Correctional Service Consultant for The Salvation Army-USA. His office provided information, interpretation, and recommendations to the Salvation Army's national administration on the many aspects of health and welfare in which TSA is involved. He served as representative and liaison to national governmental and private health and welfare agencies and coordinated national conferences.
In addition, Peacock served as a member of the Commissioner's Cabinet and Board of Directors, both of which make policy for The Salvation Army in the 13 Western states. In July of 2002 Ray became the President/Principal of Crestmont College. In 2004, he was appointed as the Territorial Secretary for Leadership Development. In July 2005, Peacock was appointed as the Divisional Commander of the Intermountain Division of The Salvation Army and retired from that post in late 2008. In his retirement, Peacock worked as a consultant, speaker and trainer at Roundhouse Advisors.
Raymond Peacock earned his Doctorate of Ministry form George Fox University in Portland, Oregon in 2002. He received his MSW from the University of Hawaii in Honolulu in 1975 and his BS in Sociology and Psychology from LaVerne College in California in 1969.
Significant Achievements and Awards
1991 – 1995: National Social Service Consultant for the Salvation Army, Alexandria, VA
1991: Outstanding Club President, Kiwanis, Seattle, Washington
1986: Who’s Who Among Human Service Professionals
Peacock led a team to staff the first social work conference in Russia following the Salvation Army’s reopening in that country in 1992.