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Lt. Governor Griffin Honors Veterans' Service and Sacrifice
Says 'We must pass on to the next generation an understanding of the sacrifice veterans make to protect our liberty...'
LITTLE ROCK – Lt. Governor Griffin issued the following statement in honor of Veterans Day:
"Once a year as a nation, we rightly set aside a day dedicated to showing gratitude to our veterans. Many organizations, businesses, churches and individuals across the country arrange meaningful events to honor our veterans' service. As a veteran I can attest to the positive impact these displays of appreciation make on the veteran community. We must pass on to the next generation an understanding of the sacrifice veterans make to protect our liberty, and we should cultivate a culture that values bravery, service and sacrifice. I am deeply grateful for all who give their time and energy to honor our nation's heroes; and to my fellow veterans, thank you for answering the call to defend our country and our way of life. You represent the very best of America."
About Lt. Governor Tim Griffin
He was elected lieutenant governor of Arkansas on November 4, 2014, and was re-elected for his second four-year term on November 6, 2018. 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. Griffin has served as an officer in the U.S. Army Reserve, Judge Advocate General's (JAG) Corps, for 25 years and currently holds the rank of colonel. In 2005, Griffin was mobilized to active duty as an Army prosecutor at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and served with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) in Mosul, Iraq. He is currently serving as the Staff Judge Advocate (SJA) for the 81st Readiness Division at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. His previous assignments include serving as the Commander of the 134th Legal Operations Detachment (LOD) at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and as a senior legislative advisor to the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness at the Pentagon. Colonel Griffin holds 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.