Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin of Arkansas has been named a Distinguished Graduate upon received his master’s degree in strategic studies from the United States Army War College (USAWC), Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania.

“It has been a great honor to attend the U.S. Army War College, and after two years, I am excited to be graduating. 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 27-month journey,” Griffin said.

Griffin is a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve, Judge Advocate General’s Corps. He is acting commander of the 139th Legal Operations Detachment in Nashville, TN.

Griffin is a Magnolia native and a former U.S. congressman. He has been lieutenant governor since 2015.