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Citadel News Service
20 Jul 2005

Biography of Colonel Gregory A. Stone

Col. Greg Stone was born in Seattle, Wash., in July 1954 and attended the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, graduating in the Class of 1976. He was commissioned in Armor Branch and has served throughout his career in Armor – Cavalry assignments. He graduated from the Armor Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the Army’s Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., and the Army War College in Carlisle, Penn. He also graduated from Villanova University in 1985 with a masters of science in Human Organization Science.

Stone has commanded armor – cavalry units at every level from Platoon to Brigade. He served in the 9th Infantry Division at Fort Lewis as a Tank and Scout Platoon Leader and Company Commander. He was then assigned to Berlin, Germany, where he commanded our Army’s only separate tank company, Company F “Patton” 40th Armor. Stone was the S3 (Operations Officer) for 2d Squadron, 4th United States Cavalry, 24th Infantry Division at Fort Stewart, through Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. He returned from the desert as G3, Chief of Operations and later served as Deputy G3 of the Division. Following Fort Stewart, Stone was assigned to the Pentagon, where he served in the Management Directorate of the Office of the Chief of Staff.

On leaving the Pentagon, Stone commanded 1st Squadron, “Black Hawk”, 1st United States Cavalry, 1st Armor Division in Budingen, Germany. While there, in 1995-1996, Stone deployed the Squadron to Bosnia in support of Operation Joint Endeavor as a member of NATO’s Implementation Force (IFOR). This included being our Army’s first unit to cross the Sava River into Bosnia. After leaving command and attending the Army War College, Stone served as the G3, 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas. From there, he was assigned to the 2d Infantry Division in Korea where he commanded the 1st Brigade “Iron Team” of the Division. Following Brigade Command, Stone returned to Germany where he served as Commander Operations Group (COG) at our Army’s Combat Maneuver Training Center (CMTC) in Hohenfels. From there, he was assigned to the U.S. Military Academy where he assumed duties as Brigade Tactical Officer (BTO) in August 2002. He assumed duties as the Chief of Staff/Deputy Commandant, United States Corps of Cadets (USCC) in February 2004.

Stone has been awarded the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Occupation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Southwest Asia Medal, Saudi Arabia-Kuwait Liberation Medal and the NATO Medal. He also holds the Parachutist Badge and the Army Staff Badge.

Stone is married to the former Mary Pat Leimbach of Glenside, Penn. They have four children: Patrick, an Infantry captain assigned to the 101st Airborne (Air Assault) Division; Christian, an Infantry first lieutenant assigned to the 173rd Airborne Brigade and currently deployed to Afghanistan; Keegan, an Adjutant General Corps second lieutenant assigned to Fort Benning, Ga., whose husband, Tony, (Citadel Class of '02) is an Infantry first lieutenant in 3d Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment; and Theresa, a freshman (Plebe) member of the class of 2008 at the U.S. Military Academy.
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