Jerry W. Grizzle

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Jerry W. Grizzle

Jerry W. Grizzle

Colonel Jerry W. Grizzle enlisted in the Oklahoma Army National Guard on 25 August 1971. He graduated from Infantry Officer Candidate School, Fort Benning, Georgia, on 14 August 1972 and was commissioned an Infantry Officer the same day. His first assignment was as Rifle Platoon Leader in Company A, 1st Battalion, 279th Infantry, Oklahoma Army National Guard, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Communications Officer, Detachment 1, Battery B, First Battalion, 171st Field Artillery, Clinton, Oklahoma; Battery Commander, Battery A, 1st Battalion, 171st Field Artillery, Mangum, Oklahoma; Assistant S-3, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 45th Infantry Brigade, Edmond, Oklahoma; Company Commander, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 45th Infantry Brigade, Edmond, Oklahoma; S-2, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 179th Infantry, Stillwater, Oklahoma; S-4, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 179th Infantry, Stillwater, Oklahoma; S-3 Air, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 179th Infantry, Stillwater, Oklahoma; Battalion Executive Officer, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 179th Infantry, Stillwater, Oklahoma; S-2, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 45th Infantry Brigade, Edmond, Oklahoma; S-3, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 179th Infantry, Stillwater, Oklahoma; S-2, Detachment 1, Headquarters State Area Command (STARC) (Troop Command), Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; S-4, Detachment 1, Headquarters State Area Command (STARC) (Troop Command), Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Battalion Commander, Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 2nd Battalion, 180th Infantry, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Commander, Detachment 1, Headquarters State Area Command (STARC), Oklahoma Army National Guard, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. | His military education and training includes: Infantry Officer Candidate School, Infantry Officer Basic Course, Basic Airborne, Infantry Officer Advance Course, Air Assault Course, United States Army Command and General Staff Officer. Colonel Grizzle is a graduate of Southwestern Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. He is also a graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma with a Master of Business Administration degree. | His military awards and decorations include: Meritorious Service Medal w/2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (5th Award), National Defense Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with Device, Army Service Ribbon, Parachute Badge, Air Assault Badge, Expert Infantry Badge, Oklahoma Good Conduct Ribbon, Oklahoma Recruiting Medal, Oklahoma Long Service Medal (20 years), Oklahoma Commendation Medal, Oklahoma Meritorious Service Medal. | Colonel Grizzle's civic affiliations included 45th Infantry Division Association, National Guard Association of Oklahoma, National Guard Association of the United States, Military Order of the World Wars, Pi Kappa Alpha, Board of Directors of the Timber Ridge Homeowners Association, Edmond Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors of the Southwestern Oklahoma State University School of Business Alumni Association, Board of Directors for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Governor's Economic Task Force (Business Linkages Committee). He was selected for the 1985 Outstanding Young Men of America List. Listed in Who's Who in Finance and Industry in 1987, and in Who's Who of World Executives in 1989. | At the time of his Hall of Fame induction he was employed as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Orbit Finer Foods, a full line tortilla manufacturer.

Additional Information

  • Rank

    Colonel

  • Graduated From

    Fort Benning, Georgia

  • Highest Award

    Meritorious Service Medal

  • Year Inducted

    1994

  • Branch Of Service

    Infantry

  • HF ID #

    HF_01681