Colonel Grey D. Berrier II is the garrison commander of the Pennsylvania National Guard Training Site at Fort Indiantown Gap. In his position as the garrison commander, Col. Berrier is responsible for the day-to-day administration, scheduling and training programs at the training site.
Col. Berrier was born on June 13, 1963 in Harrisburg, PA. He is a 1981 graduate of Parkland High School in Orefield, PA. He earned a bachelor’s degree in wildlife science from Pennsylvania State University in 1985 and a master’s degree in organizational leadership from Geneva College in 1998.
Col. Berrier began his military career in August 1981 when he enrolled in the Army Reserve Officers Training Corps at Pennsylvania State University. He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant of Field Artillery from Pennsylvania State University Army Reserve Officers Training Corps in May 1985. From 1985 to 1989, Col. Berrier served in the Regular Army at Fort Wainwright, Alaska with Battery C, 1st Battalion, 37th Field Artillery, 172nd Separate Infantry Brigade; and with the 5th Battalion, 11th Field Artillery, 6th Infantry Division (Light). His duty assignments included company fire support officer, airborne company fire support officer, firing battery executive officer, and operations officer.
In December 1989, Col. Berrier returned to full-time employment in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard as the administrative officer of the 1st Battalion, 107th Field Artillery. Col. Berrier was reassigned as the Western Pennsylvania recruiting area commander for the Pennsylvania Army National Guard in March 1993. In August 1997, Col. Berrier returned to the 1st Battalion, 107th Field Artillery, as the battalion executive officer / officer-in-charge. In June 2004 he assumed command of the 1st Battalion, 107th Field Artillery.
Col. Berrier’s military awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters, Army Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters, Army Achievement Medal with three oak leaf clusters, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal 3rd award, National Defense Service Medal with bronze star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon, Pennsylvania Service Ribbon, MG Thomas R. White JR Medal, GEN Thomas J. Stewart Medal, Parachutists Badge, Air Assault Badge and the Adjutant General’s Staff Identification Badge.
Col. Berrier and his wife Mary reside in Pulaski, PA., with their three children, Grey III, Shannon and Faith.