Roy C. Gray, Jr.

Roy C. Gray, Jr.

Roy C. Gray, Jr.

Major General Roy Cooper Gray, Jr. was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School on 26 October 1951. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, 155th Inf Regt, 30 (Dixie) Infantry Division. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Platoon Leader, 279th Infantry Regt, 45th Infantry Division, FECOM; CO, Company H, 279th Inf Regt, 45th Infantry Division, FECOM; S3, B/3d Armored Division; Executive Officer, Hqs Company, 397th Infantry Regt, 100th Infantry Division; Assistant S3, 397th Infantry Regt, 100th Infantry Division; Commander, Hq Company, 1320th Engineer Battalion; Commander, Hq Battery, 2d Battalion, 203d Artillery; S3, 2d Battalion, 203d Artillery;  Control Group (Reinforcement); S3, 397th Regiment, 100th Division (Tng); S3, 1st Bde (BCT), 100th Division (Tng); Commander, 1st Battalion, 397th Regt, 1st Bde, 100th Div; Executive Officer, 1st Bde, 100th Div (Tng); Chief, Field Ops Hq, 100th Div MTC, 100th Div (Tng); Chief, Combat Spt Team Coord, 100th Div MTC, 100th Div; Cdr, 1st Brigade, 100th Division (Tng); Assistant Division Commander-2, 100th Div (Tng); Assistant Division Commander-1, 100th Div (Tng); Division Commander, 100th Div (Tng). | Major General Gray attended the University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky (BS & MS in Agriculture); Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama (PhD in Animal Nutrition). | His awards and decorations include: Bronze Star Medal, Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal w/2 Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Service Ribbon, United Nation’s Service Medal, ALNG National Emergency Service Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Parachutist Badge. | Military schools attended include: Leadership School, Officer Candidate School, Airborne School, Career Course, Command and General Staff College, National Security Management Program. | At the time of his induction, General Gray was employed at the University of Kentucky and farming.

More Information

  • Rank

    Major General

  • Graduated From

    Fort Benning, Georgia

  • Highest Award

    Bronze Star Medal

  • Year Inducted

    1988

  • Branch Of Service

    Infantry

  • HF ID #

    HF_01228