Master Chief Raney was born in Baltimore, Md. Prior to graduation from Chesapeake High School in Pasadena, Md, in May of 1991, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy Delayed Entry Program in August 1990 and entered active duty service in July 1991.
He attended Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill., and Aviation Electronics Technician AVA “A” School in Millington, Tenn. After completion of “A” school, he reported to his first duty station, Attack Squadron ONE TWO EIGHT (VA-128) Naval Air Station, Whidbey Island, Wash. After separating from the Active Component in 1995, he then affiliated with the Reserve Component in 1996. His next duty assignments include Electronic Attack Squadron TWO ZERO NINE (VAQ-209). During this tour, he earned his Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist designation. He then reported to Fleet Logistics Squadron FORTY EIGHT (VR-48), Electronic Attack Squadron TWO ZERO NINE (VAQ-209), Commander, Naval Air Force Reserve, Norfolk, Va.; Commander, Fleet Readiness Center, Patuxent River, Md. Upon his selection to AVCM in April 2014, he served ten months as Senior Enlisted Leader for Fleet Readiness Center Detachment McGuire at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. His Command Master Chief assignments include Navy Operations Support Center (NOSC) Joint Base McGuire-Fort Dix-Lakehurst, and Commander, Fleet Logistics Support Wing (CFLSW), Fort Worth, Texas. In March 2019, Master Chief Raney proudly assumed the duties as Command Master Chief of Naval Air Facility Washington, Joint Base Andrews, Md.
He is a graduate of the U.S. Navy Senior Enlisted Academy (Blended Class 54), CMC/COB Class 148 and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Management and Technology in Arlington, Va.
Master Chief Raney’s personal awards include; Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (six awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (six awards), and various unit, campaign, and service awards.