Alternate Perceptions Magazine, April 2021
An Interview with Trey Hudson, author of The Meadow Project: Explorations Into The South’s Skinwalker Ranch
With host Brent Raynes
Trey is the current Director of the Anomalous Studies and Observation Group.
He grew up in Atlanta. While in high school, he was awarded Eagle Scout, the highest rank in Boy Scouting. While a Scout, Trey Earned the 50-miler award three times for backpacking and paddling trips in excess of 50 consecutive miles. In 1982 he was awarded a scholarship to attend the prestigious American Wilderness Leadership School in Jackson, Wyoming. In 1983 he graduated from Norcross High School, located just outside of Atlanta.
He entered college at the University of West Georgia and decided to major in psychology. UWG is home to a world-renowned psychology department and one of the few universities offering degrees with a humanistic and transpersonal focus. At the UWG psychology program, Trey had a chance to study with such luminaries as William Roll, Mike Arons, Don Rice, Chris Anstoos and others. When studying at UWG, Trey was awarded a US Army scholarship while a ROTC cadet and was also inducted into two honor societies, Pi Gamma Mu and Omicron Delta Kappa.
In 1987, Trey completed his bachelor's degree in psychology and was also awarded a minor in anthropology. He was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the US Army Reserves and branched as Military Intelligence. After college Trey worked as a private investigator investigating insurance fraud and also attended the Army Intelligence Officers Basic Course at Ft. Huachuca, AZ. In the spring of 1988, he was certified as an All-Source Intelligence Officer (35D). He was assigned to the 372nd Military Intelligence Detachment and then the 337th Tactical Exploitation Battalion. An injury ended Trey's military career and he is now a disabled veteran.
In 1989 Trey entered Federal Government service as a Security Specialist. During his federal career, he has received training and experience in various specialties, including intelligence analysis, WMD security, anti-terrorism, counter-intelligence, emergency management, physical security, personal security, response to CBRNE incidents, and incident command, operations security, information security and many others. He has also taken many courses in combat pistol and rifle gunfighting.
In 2008-2009 Trey served a tour in Afghanistan as an Operations and Anti-terrorism officer.
Trey is also an EMS First Responder, Combat Lifesaver, Rescue SCUBA Diver, a certified Military Emergency Management Specialist, certified DoD security professional and Extra Class Amateur Radio Operator. He has been awarded the Department of the Army Achievement Medal for Civilian Service, the Commander's Award for Civilian Service twice, and the Army Superior Unit Award, Global War on Terrorism Civilian Service Medal and the NATO International Security & Assistance (ISAF) Medal.
He is married, lives in the southern USA and has two adult daughters.