Colonel Ragin's key command assignments include: Troop Commander, 11th Armored Calvary Regiment (Fulda); Company Commander, 225th Forward Support Battalion, 25th Infantry Division (Light); Battalion Commander, Group Support Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne); Support Squadron Commander, 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment (Delta); Brigade Commander, 4th Infantry Division Sustainment Brigade, 4th Infantry Division; and he is currently serving as the Commander, U.S Army Operational Test Command.
Colonel Ragin's key staff assignments were in the 11th Armored Calvary Regiment (Fulda); Division Support Command (DISCOM), 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault); DISCOM, 25th Infantry Division (Light); 7th Fleet Command Ship (USS Blue Ridge); 528th Special Operations Support Battalion (Airborne); Joint Special Operations Task Force - Iraq; 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force - Afghanistan; United States Special Operations Command; and the United States Army Materiel Command.
His deployments include eight combat tours, and numerous operational tours worldwide. While assigned to the United States Army Special Operations Command, he gained significant interagency, intergovernmental, and multinational experience in North Africa, the Levant, and Middle East.
His education includes a Bachelor of Science from the University of Texas, Master of Science Degree in Strategic Studies from the Naval War College, Master of Arts Degree in International Relations from Troy University, and PhD in Public Policy from Walden University. He completed the Harvard National Security Fellowship Program and is an Alumni of the Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Colonel Ragin’s awards, decorations, and badges include: Legion of Merit (2OLC), Bronze Star Medal (2OLC), Defense Meritorious Service Medal (1OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (2OLC), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (3OLC), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (2OLC), Joint Meritorious Unit Award (1OLC), National Defense Service Medal (1Star), Afghan Campaign Medal (5Stars), Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal, Army Service Medal, Overseas Service Medal (4), NATO Service Medal, Combat Action Badge, Expert Field Medical Badge, Air Assault Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, Polish Parachutist Badge, and German Efficiency Badge.
Colonel Ragin is happily married to the former Ms. Brandie Krzanowicz, and they have two wonderful duaghters Maegan, 10 years old, and Courtney, 8 years old.