F. Garrison is a Major General in the U.S. Army serving
as Commanding General of the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare
School at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Garrison graduated
with a Master of Business Administration from Sam Houston
Prior to that he earned his Bachelor of Business Administration
from Pan American University.
Garrison entered the U.S. Army as a private in July,
1966, and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in
1967 after graduating from officer candidate school.
He was then promoted through the ranks as Colonel,
Brigadier General and Major General as the youngest
officer to hold those ranks.
Garrison has held various command positions including
recent assignments as Deputy Commanding General, U.S.
Army Special Operations Command at Fort Bragg; Commander,
1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta at Fort
Bragg; and Deputy Commander, U.S. Army Intelligence
Security Agency, U.S. Army Intelligence and Security
Command in Washington, D.C.
Garrison served two full tours in the Vietnam War,
where he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for valor
with four Oak Leaf Clusters and the Purple Heart. He
has also been awarded the Legion of Merit Defense Distinguished
Service Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Air
Medal and Meritorious Service Medal with three Oak Leaf
Most recently he served as Commander of the United
Nations peace-keeping force on the Sinai Peninsula amidst
opposition from forces in the Near East. He also led
a Special Forces group in an effort to capture Somali
warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid.
While at SHSU on Friday afternoon, Garrison will visit
with military science cadets.