Gerald Dieter Griffin
Brigadier General Gerald Dieter Griffin was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from California Army National Guard State Officer Candidate School on 24 August, 1968. His first duty assignment was as Assistant Adjutant, 49th Infantry Division, Fort Ord, California.
His notable duty assignments were: Rifle Platoon Leader and Executive Officer, Company C, 156th Infantry Battalion, Modesto, California; Commander, 828th Evacuation Hospital, Fresno, California; Commander, 359th Combat Support Hospital, Fresno, California; Commander, 347th Combat Support Hospital, Sunnyvale, California; Commander, 352nd Combat Support Hospital, Oakland Army Base, California; Commanding General, 2nd Medical Brigade, San Pablo, California; Deputy Commander, Clinical Services, 67th Combat Support Hospital, Wuerzburg, Germany; Deputy Commander, Task Force Medical Falcon, Kosovo, Implementation Force; Emergency Room Doctor and Deputy Commander, 67th Combat Support Hospital, Wuerzburg, Germany; Deputy Commander, Task Force 67, Iraq; Chief, 118th Combat Support Battalion, Iraq; Emergency Room Doctor, 118th Combat Support Battalion, Iraq; Brigadier General Griffin’s last duty assignment was served in Surgery, Keller Army Hospital, West Point, New York and 67th Combat Support Hospital, Wuerzburg, Germany.
His military education consists of: Infantry Officer Candidate School, Infantry Officer Basic Course, Army Medical Department Advance Course, Command and General Staff College, United States Army War College and the Emergency Medicine Residency Program, Fort Sam Houston.
His highest military awards and decorations include: Legion of Merit, Bronze Star with “V” Device, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal (4th Award), Combat Medical Badge, Expert Field Medical Badge, Order of Military Medical Merit and Distinguished Member of the Army Medical Regiment Honors.