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Griffin Ordered to Seven Days of Army Training and Field Exercises

April 28, 2017

Lieutenant Governor's field training exercises to take place out of state

LITTLE ROCK – Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin announced today that he has received orders to spend the next seven days on Army duty. Griffin will participate in field training exercises out of state.

“I look forward to fulfilling my orders next week with the Army. Like so many others in the Army Reserve and National Guard, I appreciate the understanding that employers in both the public and private sector show toward citizen soldiers when duty calls,” said Griffin. “As I tell young people all the time, joining the Army was one of the best decisions I've ever made, and I routinely recommend to young people that they give military service serious consideration.

Griffin has served in the U.S. Army Reserve for 20 years, was deployed to Iraq with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and holds the rank of lieutenant colonel. Lieutenant Colonel Griffin is currently pursuing a master’s degree in strategic studies from the U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania. 

About Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin

Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin was elected on November 4, 2014. From 2011-2015, Griffin served as the 24th representative of Arkansas’s Second Congressional District. For the 113th Congress, he was a member of the House Committee on Ways and Means while also serving as a Deputy Whip for the Majority. In the 112th Congress, he served as a member of the House Armed Services Committee, the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Griffin is a graduate of Magnolia High School, Hendrix College in Conway and Tulane Law School in New Orleans, and attended graduate school at Oxford University. He also served as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas and Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of Political Affairs for President George W. Bush. Griffin lives in Little Rock with his wife Elizabeth, a Camden native, and their two children.

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