About Raymond Dickerson’s Command and Control
Lt. Colonel Raymond (Ray Charles) Dickerson
The Mind behind the Music
Raymond (Ray Charles) C. Dickerson, a retired US Army officer. In his last military assignment, he served as the project officer and course manager/developer of the Signal Officer Captains Career Course Reserve Component as part of 442nd Signal Battalion Officer of the Education Division at Fort Gordon, GA. Colonel Dickerson has always been a top notch administrator who has a lot of passion and love for his family, friends and the community.
He is the youngest of ten children by parents Andrew and Leola Dickerson. The son of a sharecropper and domestic housekeeper, he grew up Thibodaux, Louisiana. His parents instilled into all their children the skill sets necessary for developing and maintaining a high moral standards and good work ethics. They always encouraged their children to keep the spirit of God in the forefront of their lives, and to walk in the light of his word. Once you place your faith in God, and he becomes the leader of your life and your reward in the end will be “success”.
Colonel Dickerson used the advice of his parents and their principles governing hard work and ethics to inspire others. Colonel Dickerson has a high degree of compassion, conviction and commitment to many social and charitable causes such as St. Jude’s Children Hospital, The Wounded Warrior Project, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights as well as his support for many military family programs. His passion for people and loyalty to the community has inspired him to develop, write and produce his current project.
“Command and Control” is a set of principals used to guide us through everyday life using God’s spirit as our source of energy. It is taking COMMAND of those factors in life which directly affect you and implementing a plan, to have CONTROL over the final outcome. Colonel Dickerson is the first African American to own a well-known and established record label; as well as a recording and production company in Thibodaux, Louisiana.
In an effort to motivate and inform others, as well as, support and give back to the community, Colonel Dickerson was inspired to write and produce “Epiphany.” Songs on this CD are sung by vocalists, Andrea Rhodes, Pam Lyles, Hilda Lamas, Evelyn Ballard and Pam Bowman and engineering assistance from Fred Nations, Mike Snabble, Pershing Wells, Steve Wilson and Steve Cheeks.
The “Epiphany” CD is laced with smooth jazz, inspirational ballads, soulful solos and driving rhythms. The songs on the CD are based on the life events and experiences that produced a greater sense of enlightenment to Ray.
A portion of the proceeds of the sale of the CD “Epiphany” will be divided between the aforementioned charitable organizations.
“Epiphany”, is making a huge impact on the music industry and has hit the commercial, digital and internet radio waves by storm.
Colonel Raymond (Ray Charles) Dickerson joys in life are his faith, family, friends and music.