LITTLE ROCK – Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin issued the following statement after speaking with educators at a U.S. Army recruiting luncheon:
“I take every opportunity to tell young people about the U.S. Army and the benefits of serving. One of the best decisions I made was to join the Army, and 22 years later I am still serving. Our country benefits from the service of our young men and women, but it is also beneficial to those serving. I urge both high school and college educators to stay informed of the opportunities available to young people in the U.S. Army and Army Reserve and encourage students to consider them."
Above: Griffin speaking at Educator Luncheon hosted by the U.S. Army Little Rock Recruiting Center
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 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. 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 three children.