Dallas Maritime Museum Foundation

About the Military Council

The Military Council was organized to support liaison with the various US Navy and other organizations to execute in the planning and support of the museum content and facilities

Ray Adams - Chairman

Ray Adams was born into a military family and lived in multiple places growing up. Born in England, graduating from high school in Phoenix, Ray made his way to the University of Texas on a scholarship from the Navy ROTC and Texas became his home state. Ray graduated from the Navy ROTC program at the University of Texas in Austin with an Architectural Engineering degree and was commissioned into the Navy’s Nuclear Power Program. After completing the training, he served on the USS Andrew Jackson (SSBN-619) for 5 strategic deterrent patrols serving as the Electrical Officer and Reactor Controls Assistant. He qualified as a Submarine Warfare Officer, earning his gold dolphins in 1984.

After leaving active duty in 1985, Ray worked for Texas Utilities at the Comanche Peak Nuclear plant during the construction, startup, licensing and operation phases, serving in various engineering and management positions. After the nuclear units were licensed Ray returned to the University of Texas and earned his MBA from the McCombs School of Business. He left TXU for IBM where he has been working in the energy industry in a number of consulting and solution sales positions. Ray also worked for Black and Veatch as the Vice President of the Southwest Region for the Enterprise Management Services Division. Ray returned to IBM in 2007 where he currently works with large enterprise customers developing and delivering managed cloud solutions.

Ray is very involved in the University of Texas NROTC Alumni Foundation and currently is the president of the organization. Ray is also the founder and chairman of the Messenger of Hope Scholarship program, which was founded to offer students, who face challenges in their lives that may inhibit the opportunity to go to college, a scholarship to go to college. Ray is also active in the Military Order of World Wars, Navy League and other professional and veteran oriented organizations. Ray has also been vice chairman of the Chamberlain Performing Arts based in Plano.

Ray is married to the former Nancy Schug and they have two grown children. They also have a loving golden retriever named Titus. They are both very active in their church, Saint Andrews United Methodist Church in Plano.

Rollie Stevens - Member

As a native of Des Moines, Iowa, Rollie Stevens was commissioned in the Naval Reserve in 1957 following graduation from the University of Iowa with a degree in General Science. After commissioning from Officer Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island, he was assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Ticonderoga, where he rose to assistant Communications Officer during his three years onboard, including three “Far-East” cruises. His next assignment was recruiting officers for the various officer programs for the Navy in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


Following his release from active duty, he was employed by American Hospital Supply Corporation (AHSC) as a sales representative from which he subsequently retired in 1991 following 29 years primarily in management with nine years in sales. Prior to retirement he managed five offices of the Scientific Products Division of AHSC as Regional Operations Manager with over 350 total employees.


During his many subsequent Naval Reserve assignments, he held four commands; the last as a Captain as Commanding Officer, Military Sealift Command, Pusan, Korea; a large reserve unit with 42 officers and 320 enlisted members.


Rollie Stevens is a former Commander-in-Chief of the Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW) (2002-2003), a national patriotic and veterans organization with headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia (militaryorder.net). He served as the Dallas Chapter Commander from 1991-1992, as Region VIII Commander from 1997-1999 and as a Vice Commander-in-Chief from 1999-2002.


Rollie Stevens was the first president of the Youth Enrichment Foundation, Inc., a Commonwealth of Virginia non-profit corporation, upon its creation in 2000 and currently remains on the board of directors of that organization. He also was the first president of the Texas Patriotic Education Foundation, Inc., (TX PEF, Inc.) a Texas non-profit corporation and currently serves as the Treasurer. The TX PEF, Inc. currently funds all youth leadership conferences sponsored by the MOWW in the states of Texas and Oklahoma.


Rollie Stevens is married to the former Jean Ann Olson and they have three grown children and three grand-children. He is a member of King of Glory Lutheran Church of Dallas and sings in the Church Choir.

David Robinson - Member

Vice Admiral Robinson is a native of Texas and attended Texas A&M University before entering the United States Naval Academy. He was commissioned an Ensign in 1963.


He first went to sea in USS STORMES (DD 780) as the Main Propulsion Assistant and then Damage Control Assistant. This tour was followed by a tour as Engineer Officer in USS ROWAN (DD 782). Subsequently he was the Executive Officer in USS DALE (CG 19).


His sea commands were USS CANON (PG 90), USS READY (PG 87) USS LUCE (DDG 38), USS RICHMOND K. TURNER (CG 20) and COMMANDER, CRUISER DESTROYER GROUP EIGHT embarked in USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71). During his tour as the THEODORE ROOSEVELT Battle Group Commander, he assumed additional duties as Commander, Battle Force Sixth Fleet in the Mediterranean Sea.


Ashore, Vice Admiral Robinson served as the Administrative Aide to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Surface Commander Assignment Officer; Director, Fiscal Management and Procedural Control Division for the Naval Military Personnel Command; Chief of Staff, Commander Naval Surface Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet; Executive Assistant and Senior Aide to the Vice Chief of Naval Operations; Director, Surface Warfare Manpower and Training Requirements Division (OP-39); Director, Surface Warfare Division (OP-32); Director, Operation Plans and Interoperability, Joint Staff (J-7); Deputy and Chief of Staff, U.S. Pacific Fleet; and the Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet.


He earned a Masters Degree in Oceanography from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School and is a graduate of the Foreign Service Institute’s Executive Seminar in National and International Affairs.


Vice Admiral Robinson’s personal decorations include the Navy Cross, the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, the Navy Distinguished Service Medal (two awards), the Legion of Merit (five awards), the Bronze Star with Combat “V”, the Meritorious Service Medal and the Purple Heart.


He retired from active service in June, 1996 and was co-founder and Managing Director of Pacific Associates, a services consulting firm and subsequently joined Galaxie Management, Inc. as a Senior Vice President. He was an Executive Director with Booz Allen Hamilton from 1998 to 2007. In 2008 he founded RDR Associates, LLC.


He is married to Rebecca Robinson and has two sons, Kirk and David.

Cub Amos - Member

Rear Admiral Cub Amos grew up in Denton, Texas, graduating from the NROTC program at The University of Texas, Austin. Upon his subsequent graduation from the Navy Supply Corps School in Athens, Georgia, Amos was assigned to the USS Wilkinson (DL-5), home ported in San Diego, California. He would go on to complete his sea tour and then be assigned to the ComCruDesPac Mississippi, where he met his wife, Nell.


In Dallas, Amos because Sales Manager and later Vice President of Dowco Corporation when he decided to join the Naval Reserve. As a Drilling Reservist, he served as Commanding Officer of DLA, Joint Command. Selected for Flag Officer in 1984, Admiral Amos served as Senior Supply, Corps Advisor to the SEA BEE Program and was a valued member of the ComNavAirLant Staff, in Norfolk, Virginia. He completed his Naval Career after serving four years as Deputy Commander of the Aviation Supply Office (ASO), supporting over eight thousand Navy and Marine aircraft operated by the United States and its Allies. The ASO work forces included more than 25,000 personnel and operated with budgets approaching $13 billion.


In the private sector, Amos became a General Partner of Amco Corporation, a development, construction and management firm and in 1974, he formed his own company, ABS Construction (a design build firm), specializing in residential and commercial construction. In 1998, Amos merged ABS with Pavecon, Ltd., a

state-wide commercial concrete and asphalt construction company with annual sales in excess of $50 million, where he remains active today.


Cub and Nell reside in Dallas, Texas and their two children, a son and a daughter, are in Texas and Colorado. They currently have four grandchildren.