Where will your wings take you?

Raymond Trombley

UMPI Class of 1977 Bachelors in Psychology – Behavioral Science

Update by Raymond Trombley, alumnus


“After graduation in December 1977, I was commissioned in the US Air Force serving an additional 18 yrs for a total of 25. During my career, I worked in law enforcement, force protection, inspector general and international geo-political affairs. I also earned a master’s degree from the University of Oklahoma in public administration, graduated from the FBI National Academy, and was certified through the Hawaii Pacific University in total quality management.

Post Air Force, I worked as the director of safety and security for a large hospital network in Honolulu, then moved to a major financial institution with operations throughout Hawaii, the southwestern US, the South Pacific and East Asia as the senior vice president of business continuity. During my tenure at the bank, I managed a team that help prepare the bank for Y2K, and was at the cusp of the mushrooming industry after 9.11. Working closely with the state department of health I developed plans for continuing business operations during a pandemic, cyber attacks, natural and man-made disasters. I am certified as a master business continuity professional. I also founded the Contingency Planners of the Pacific, a non-profit professional association of contingency planners, and a second non-profit – HawaiiFIRST (financial industry resilience, security and teamwork), a coalition of financial institutions for the purpose of addressing homeland security issues which impact the financial industry in the state of Hawaii. I retired from the bank in the summer of 2019 at the age of 67.

My first novel (Srivijaya) is available on Amazon and a copy is in the alumni collection at the UMPI Library.”