Memorial Day Guest Speaker – 2014

Memorial Day Guest Speaker – 2014

Colonel Gregory A. Lowe
U.S. Army (Retired)

Colonel Lowe was born in Charleston, West Virginia, September 16, 1946. He was raised in a military family and lived throughout the United States, Europe, and the Far East. He graduated from Western Kentucky University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. As a Distinguished Military Graduate through the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, he received a commission in the Regular Army in May, 1968. He also earned a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Golden Gate University in California.

The Colonel’s military education includes the Armor Officer’s Basic Course, the Military Police Officer’s Advanced Course, the Armed Forces Staff College, and the U.S. Army War College.

His overseas assignments include one tour in Vietnam where he commanded the 615th Military Police Company and served as the Deputy Provost Marshal, Long Binh Post. He also served three tours in Germany. He was an Armor Officer with a tank battalion and a cavalry squadron. He has commanded the 543d Military Police Company, Fort Knox, Kentucky, and the San Francisco Field Office, U.S. Army criminal Investigation Command, Presidio of San Francisco, California. He served as Executive Officer, 504th Military Police Battalion; Provost Marshal, Presidio of San Francisco; and Provost Marshal, Heidelberg, Germany. At Fort Campbell, Kentucky, he was Commander, Fort Campbell District, U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command.

Colonel Lowe served as a Staff Group Leader in the Combined Arms and Services Staff School at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas prior to assuming command of the United States Disciplinary Barracks Military Police Battalion (later 705th MP Bn) in May, 1988. He then became Provost Marshal, 21st Theater Army Area Command in Kaiserslautern, Germany in July 1990. From June 1992 to June 1994, he commanded the United States Disciplinary Barracks, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. He served as Chief-of-Staff, Second Region (ROTC), U.S. Army Cadet Command, from June 1994 to August 1995, and then served as Commander, Second Region (ROTC), U.S. Army Cadet Command from August 1995 to June 1998. In July 1998 he joined the management team of the Armed Forces Bank as a Senior Vice President and Regional Manager.

In January, 2007 he became the Executive Officer of the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office where he serves today.

His many awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit (1st Oak Leaf Cluster), the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (4th Oak Leaf Cluster), the Air Medal, the Army Commendation Medal (2d Oak Leaf Cluster), the Army Achievement Medal, and the Air Assault Badge.

He is married to the former Brenda Couch, Evansville, Indiana. They have a daughter Bethany, a son, Stephen, who is a U.S. Navy Diver and Chief Petty Officer, two granddaughters, Megan and Madison, and a grandson, Ty.