Bruce E. Griggs Deputy to the Garrison Commander, U.S. Army Garrison Aberdeen Proving Ground
Mr. Griggs is the Deputy to the Garrison Commander, U.S. Army Garrison – Aberdeen Proving Ground
(USAG APG), Maryland.
In his current position, he serves as the senior civilian and primary official in support to the Garrison
Commander in providing leadership and program guidance for the integration and delivery of base operations
(BASOPS) services in the areas of operations, training, mobilization and security; law enforcement, protection,
and fire & emergency services; public works; human resources; plans, analysis, and integration; resource
management; family and morale, welfare and recreation; postal; religious support; public affairs; equal
opportunity; internal review; and safety. Mr. Griggs is responsible to lead an exceptional team of garrison
professionals and provide unparalleled service in order to ensure combat ready Soldiers, quality infrastructure
and ensuring comprehensive BASOPS Support services to Active Duty, Retirees, Civilians, and Family
Members within the United States Army Aberdeen Proving Ground Community.
Prior to his current role, Mr. Griggs served as the USAG APG Director of Operations, where he provided direct
oversight of the planning, synchronization, and integration of BASOPS and installation protection activites (law
enforcement, fire & emergency services, physical security, security guard forces, anti-terrorism/force
protection, and emergency management).
Mr. Griggs joined the USAG APG team in July 2020, following the completion of the two-year Department of
Defense Senior Leader Development Program (DSLDP) for strategic leaders. As one of 29 Department of
Defense Civilians, he attended level II Professional Military Education at the U.S. Naval War College followed
by a year-long experiential assignment as the Navy International Programs Office Liaison Officer to the
Commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet and the Commander of USINDOPACOM. Other key civilian assignments
include serving as the Deputy Assistant Program Manager for Maneuver, Office of the Program Manager –
Saudi Arabia National Guard; Director, Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security, for the United States Army
Garrison Italy; and Deputy Chief of Training for the United States Army Africa (USARAF).
He is a decorated combat veteran, retiring from the Army in June 2010, after a 24-year career as an Armor and
Cavalry Officer. His military assignments included a variety of command and staff positions deployed in
support of US National Security Missions in Iraq, Germany, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, Saudi Arabia, and
other theaters/operations around the globe; and his awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal,
the Department of Defense Meritorious Service Medal, 5x Department of the Army Meritorious Service Medals,
3x Department of the Army Superior Civilian Service Awards, an Achievement Medal for Civilian Service, a
Commander's Award for Civilian Service, and the Office of the Secretary of Defense Staff Identification Badge.
Mr. Griggs holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo,
and Masters Degrees from the United States Naval War College (National Security and Strategic Studies) and
the University of Phoenix (Organizational Management). He also holds certifications in U.S. Army Strategic
Planning, Lean Six Sigma (Black Belt), Knowledge Management, Antiterrorism/Force Protection Program
Management, and is an Alpine Ski Patroller with the U.S. National Ski Patrol.