John C. Grimsley
Colonel John Clark Grimsley was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 24 June 1969. His first duty assignment was as Training Officer, C Company, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Bde Army Training Center, Fort Benning, Georgia. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Senior Advisor, 5th Ranger Group, Recon Co (Republic of Vietnam), Vietnam; Senior Tactical Officer, Ranger Department USAIS, Fort Benning, Georgia; Company Commander, CSC 2d Battalion, 21st Infantry, 24th ID, Fort Stewart, Georgia; Company Commander, Company A, 1st Battalion, 75th Infantry (RGR), Fort Stewart, Georgia; Faculty, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; Staff Officer, DCSOPS, The Army Staff, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.; Aide-de-Camp, CFA Commander, Camp Red Cloud, ROK; Battalion XO, 2d Battalion, 325 Air, 82d Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Chief, TAC Plans, 18th Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Chief, Operations Officer, Combined Forces Command, Seoul, ROK; Commander, 1st Battalion, 503 Infantry, 2d Infantry Division, Camp Hovey, ROK; Executive Officer to Deputy Commander, 8th Army, Seoul, ROK; Chief of Plans, C-3, Combined Field Army ROK/U.S., Camp Red Cloud, ROK; Senior Army Advisor, 65th U.S. Army Reserve Command, Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico. | Colonel Grimsley's military education and training includes: Infantry Officer Candidate School, Airborne, Ranger, Jumpmaster, Infantry Officer Advanced Course, Command and General Staff College and the United States Army War College. | His military awards and decorations include: Bronze Star w/V, 5 Meritorious Service Medals, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, 3 Army Commendation Medals, Combat Infantryman Badge, Ranger Tab, Vietnamese Ranger Tab, Master Parachutists Wings (Both US and Republic of Korea) and other service awards.