Colonel Frank L. Garrison
U.S. Army CINCPAC Support Group

Colonel Frank L. Garrison

     Colonel Frank L. Garrison was born in Snyder, Oklahoma. In June 1977, Colonel Garrison became Chief of U.S. Army CINCPAC Support Group following a one-year assignment as the Group's Chief of Operations Division. He served as the Chief, CINCPAC Support Group until he retired from the Army in June 1978.

    Garrison graduated from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor of Science in Military Science. He later earned a Master of Arts in Education from Georgia State University. Garrison enlisted in the Army National Guard in 1948, serving with the Guard until 1950. He was activated during the Korean War during September 1950. Following his completion of the Infantry Officer Basic Course at Fort Benning, Georgia, in February 1951, Garrison commanded Company F, 179th Infantry Regiment in Camp Polk, Louisiana; Japan; and Korea. Following his tour in Korea, he had several different duty assignments with the 503rd Airborne Regiment, Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

    Garrison served as an assistant operations officer with the U.S. Army, Alaska, and then Alaskan Command from 1962 to 1966. He served as the assistant chief of staff, G-3, with the 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam. From 1972 to 1973, Colonel Garrison served a second tour in Vietnam as the Chief, Redeployment and Force Structure Division, J-3 Directorate, Military Assistance Command, Vietnam (MACV). Some of his other significant assignments were to the Pentagon and Thailand, where he worked in operations, plans and training.

    Garrison graduated from the U.S. Marine Corps Amphibious School, the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and the U.S. Army War College. His major awards and decorations include the Silver Star, Legion of Merit (with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters), the Bronze Star, Air Medal with "V" device (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation (with Oak Leaf Cluster), Purple Heart, Combat Infantry Badge, Master Parachutist Badge and the General Staff Identification Badge. Among his Foreign Awards and Badges, he received the Cross of Gallantry with Silver Star (Republic of Vietnam) and the Republic of Vietnam Master Parachutist Badge.


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