Major Murray enlisted in the Georgia Army National Guard in July 2003. He was a Paratrooper with Hotel Company, 1/121st Long Range Surveillance Company from July 2003 to May 2007. Maj Murray decided to commission in the USMC and received permission to attend Marine Corps OCS. Major Murray graduated from North Georgia College and State University in May of 2007 with Bachelor of Arts degree in English and a minor in Spanish. Following graduation from The Basic School in December 2008, subsequently Infantry Officer Course in April 2008, Major Murray reported to 3d Battalion, 9th Marines in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina for duty as a Platoon Commander.
In 2009, Major Murray deployed in support of the Operation Iraqi Freedom as a Weapons Platoon Commander, Company L, 3d Battalion, 9th Marines. Upon return from deployment, Major Murray assumed the 81mm Platoon Commander Billet, 3d Battalion, 9th Marines. From November 2010 to July 2011, Major Murray deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Marjah and the Sistani Peninsula, Helmand Province.
Upon return from deployment, Major Murray reported for Instructor Duty at The Basic School. During his time at the basic school he was the Patrolling Package Primary Instructor, a Staff Platoon Commander with Alpha Company 1-13, an Executive Officer for Echo Company 5-13, and the Executive Officer for Warrant Officer Basic Course 2014. Following duty at TBS, Major Murray attended Expeditionary Warfare School and was a distinguished graduate.
Following EWS, Major Murray reported for duty as an Operations Liaison Officer for Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force, Crisis-Response Africa 15.2 (SPMAGTF 15.2) to Marine Forces Europe and Africa. Following this deployment, Maj Murray reported for duty as a Company Commander, Weapons Company, 3d Battalion, 6th Marines. As the Weapons Company Commander, he led the company during the 24 Marine Expeditionary Unit Deployment and served as the Security Force Commander ashore in Syria. In December of 2018, Major Murray was assigned as the Operations Officer for 3d Battalion, 6th Marines. In 2019, he deployed with the Forward Deployed Battalion-East for duty in the INDOPACOM area of operations.
Major Murray is a distinguished graduate of the Expeditionary Warfare School and a distinguished graduate of the Operations and Tactics Instructor Course. He holds a Master of Arts in Military History from Norwich University. His personal decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with two gold stars, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and the Combat Action Ribbon.
Major Murray is married to the former Abigail Dutcher of Wellesley, Massachusetts. They have two sons, Dutch and Rex.