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general , Commander , Executive Officer , Army Deputy

Benjamin S. Griffin, American military career officer. Decorated Defense Superior Service medal, Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters, Meritorious Service medal with four oak leaf clusters, Army Commendation medal, Army Achievement medal.


Griffin, Benjamin S. was born on August 11, 1946 in Emporia, Virginia, United States.


Bachelor of Science in Business Management, Old Dominion University, 1969. Master of Business Administration, Mercer University, 1981. Graduate, Officer Candidate School, 1970.

Graduate, Command and General Staff College. Graduate, Industrial College Armed Forces. Graduate, National Defense University.


He retired from the Army after over 38 years of service. Griffin received a bachelor's degree in Business Management from Old Dominion University in 1969 and a master's degree in Business Administration from Mercer University in 1981. His military education includes the Infantry Officer Advanced Course, Command and General Staff College, and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces at the National Defense University.

Griffin began his career when he was commissioned as an Infantry officer in July 1970 following graduation from Officer Candidate School, Fort Benning, Georgia. He served two tours at Fort Bragg, North Carolina in the 82nd Airborne Division: in the 1st Battalion, 508th Infantry Regiment as a rifle platoon leader and company executive officer, and in the 3rd Battalion (Airborne), 325th Infantry Regiment as a commander of Company C and a S-3 Air (Operations) officer. General Griffin also worked as a G3 operations officer, Headquarters, 82nd Airborne Division.

Griffin's overseas assignments included a tour in South Korea as a Company Commander and Brigade S-2 in the 2nd Infantry Division. He served two tours in Germany in the 8th Infantry Division as Secretary of the General Staff and Mechanized Infantry Battalion Executive Officer in the 2nd Battalion (Mechanized), 87th Infantry. He was also Commander of the 3rd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment.

Following his assignment in Georgia, General Griffin took command of Joint Task Force 6, Fort Bliss, Texas. He then served as the Assistant Division Commander (Support), 1st Cavalry Division in Fort Hood, Texas. General Griffin returned to Fort Hood from June 1999 to October 2001 to command the 4th Infantry Division.

General Griffin is an Executive Fellow with the Institute for Defense and BusinessGriffin is a fellow of the Institute for Strategic and Innovative Technologies. General Griffin's awards and decorations include:.


  • General Griffin's awards and decorations include:.


Married Carolyn Noel Elliott. Children: Elizabeth, Jennifer, Jason.

Carolyn Noel Elliott

Elizabeth Griffin

Jennifer Griffin

Jason Griffin