Ray Jackson holds a Masters of Arts Degree and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History as well as a second Bachelor of Arts Degree, in Political Science with a minor in Sociology, and a third Bachelor of Arts Degree in English, all from California State University, Stanislaus. He has completed post-graduate work in English, History, International Relations and Social Work. He holds a Lifetime California Community College Teaching Credential. He has taught part-time evening classes in History, Political Science and Social Services at Modesto Junior College, Merced College and Chapman University. Ray Jackson is a retired Merced County Social Worker. He has been an ESL and GED Adult Education teacher. Ray Jackson is a founding member of The San Joaquin Valley Wargaming Association and of The Wargaming Society and is its Chairman & CEO. Ray Jackson is also a founding member and the Chairman and CEO of Historical Miniatures Gaming Society-West (HMGS-West). He has been a true miniature wargamer since 1958 when, at the age of seventeen, he read an article in Mechanix Illustrated about the hobby and Jack Scruby!