Lt. Governor Griffin has graduated with a masters degree from the U.S. Army War College and was named a Distinguished Graduate. His master’s degree is in strategic studies.
“It has been a great honor to attend the U.S. Army War College, and after two years, I am excited to be graduating,” Griffin said. “I have learned so very much about the strategic challenges we as a nation face and how best to approach them. More importantly, I have developed a number of new friendships and have had the opportunity to learn from my colleagues. All that I have learned in the last two years of study is already serving me well not only in my military role, but also in my civilian career. I especially want to thank my wife and kids for their patience and support throughout this twenty-seven month journey.”
The United States Army War College (USAWC) educates leaders to serve at the strategic level and develops their knowledge in the global application of Landpower. The USAWC was established in 1901 by Secretary of War Elihu Root under President Theodore Roosevelt.
Notable alumni of the USAWC include former Secretary of State Alexander Haig and Generals Dwight D. Eisenhower, Omar Bradley, George S. Patton Jr., and Norman Schwarzkopf.
The USAWC recognizes students as Distinguished Graduates based on their performance during the academic year. The selections are based on students exceeding standards.