Ray Simmons "is the president and a founding director of the Foundation for Environmental Security and Sustainability (FESS). Mr. Simmons is a noted environmental scientist, and prior to FESS, worked extensively in both the public and private sector in the field of environmental security, including assignments as an oceanography officer in the United States Navy, where he served in a number of scientific, operational, and policy tours, including Executive Assistant to the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Director of the multi-agency United States National Ice Center; U.S. Department of Defense lead to the Environmental Working Group of the U.S.-Russia Gore/Chernomyrdin Commission; and as a Brookings Institute Fellow in the Office of the Majority Leader of the United States Senate. Mr. Simmons has directed and participated in a number of international studies, consulted widely for the U.S. government on policy and implementation issues, and authored a number of papers and lectured widely on the subject of environmental and natural resources security. He holds an undergraduate degree in oceanography/physics from the U.S. Naval Academy and a Master's of Science degree in physical oceanography from the Florida State University." 
Resources and articles
- Staff, Foundation for Environmental Security and Sustainability, accessed August 23, 2007.