Gregory K. Gandy
Lieutenant Colonel Gregory K. Gandy was commissioned as an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School, Class 13-70, 5 June 1970. Upon receiving his commission, he attended the U.S. Army Rotary Wing Qualification Course. His first duty assignment was as an Assistant Section Leader and pilot in B Company, 227th Aviation Battalion, 1st Calvary Division in South Vietnam. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Helicopter Pilot, 61st Assault Helicopter Company, 1st Aviation Brigade, South Vietnam; Flight Instructor Pilot, Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Aviation School, Fort Rucker Alabama; Flight Commander and Instructor Pilot, 14th Company, U.S. Army Aviation School, Fort Rucker Alabama; Liaison Officer, Assistant S3, Headquarters, 1st Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; Company Commander, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; Assistant G-3 operations Officer, Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; Platoon Leader. 163rd Aviation Company (General Support), 101st Aviation Group, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Executive Officer, 163rd Aviation Company (General Support), 101st Aviation Group, 101st Airborne (Air Assault) Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Division Standardization Officer and Senior Instructor, Headquarters, 101st Aviation Group, 101st Air Assault Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Deputy Provost Marshal, Company A, Military Police Activity, Fort Rucker, Alabama; Deputy Administrator for 2 Federal Court Ordered Decrees Concerning Civilian Hiring Practices, Headquarters, U.S. Army Aviation School and Fort Rucker, Alabama; Assistant Professor of Military Science, Texas A&M University with further posting as Professor of Military Science at Tarleton State University, Stephenville, Texas; Deputy Commander, Headquarters, U.S. Army Garrison, Fort Buchannan, Puerto Rico. Just prior to his retirement he served as the Mobilization Site Commander in Puerto Rico and activated, trained, and deployed over 3,000 National Guard and Reserve individuals in critical need units. Lieutenant Colonel retired in July 1991 after Desert Storm. After his military retirement he served with the Walton County Sheriff’s Office as a Captain and Commander of the Southern District of Walton County. He then served as the Deputy Chief, at the rank of Captain, for the Defuniak Springs Police Department which he retired from in December 2010. | He is a graduate of: U.S. Army Airborne School; Special Forces Qualification Course; Infantry Officer’s Candidate School; Rotary Wing Aviator’s Course; Methods of Instruction (Instructor Pilot) Course; Infantry Officer’s Advanced Course; Rotary Wing Refresher Course; AH-1G Attack Helicopter Qualification Course; Ah-1S TOW Cobra Gunnery Qualification Course; and the Command and General Staff College. | His military awards include: Legion of Merit; Bronze Star for Valor; Bronze Star (x2); Purple Heart; Meritorious Service Medal (x3); Air Medal (x12); Army Commendation Medal (x2); Army Achievement Medal; Good Conduct Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Vietnam Service Medal; Vietnam Campaign Medal; Army Overseas Service Ribbon; Army Service Ribbon; Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry; Special Forces Tab; Combat Infantryman Badge; Senior Army Aviator Wings; and Jump Wings. He also served five years as an enlisted man, reaching the rank of Staff Sergeant, E-6, prior to OCS and served combat tours with the 101st Airborne Division and the Special Forces.