John P. Grimes
Colonel John P. Grimes was commissioned as a Field Artillery Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class 3-89, 19 May 1989. His first duty assignment was as a Platoon Leader, Bravo Battery, 1-32 Field Artillery Battalion, Hanau, West Germany. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Battery Executive Officer, A Battery, 1-32 Field Artillery Battalion, Hanau, Germany; Platoon Leader, A Battery, 1-17 Field Artillery Battalion, Fort Sill, Oklahoma; Battalion Fire Support Officer, HHC, 2-87 Infantry Battalion, Fort Drum, New York and Operation Uphold Democracy, Haiti; Battalion Assistant S-3, and Battery Commander, A Battery, 2-7 Field Artillery Battalion, Fort Drum, New York; Detachment Commander, 8th Psychological Operations Battalion, Fort Bragg, North Carolina and Operation Southern Watch, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Instructor, U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center & School, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Operations Officer, Psychological Operations Task Force, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida and Operation Enduring Freedom; Battalion Executive Officer, 1st Psychological Operations Battalion, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Joint PSYOP Staff Officer, U.S. Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida; Corps PSYOP Officer, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, North Carolina and Operation Iraqi Freedom, Baghdad, Iraq; Joint PSYOP Officer, Joint Military Information Support Command; MacDill Air Force Base, Florida; Commander, Combined Joint Psychological Operations Task Force, Operation Enduring Freedom, Kabul, Afghanistan; Chief PSYOP Branch, U.S. Army Central, Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina; Commander, Military Information Support Task Force-Afghanistan, Operation Enduring Freedom/Resolute Support, Kabul, Afghanistan; PSYOP Regimental Commandant, U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center & School, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. | He attended the Field Artillery Officer Basic Course, Field Artillery Officer Advance Course, Airborne School, Combined Arms Service Staff School, Psychological Operations Officer Course, Command and General Staff College, and Joint Professional Military Education II.