Contributed by Ken McLemore
HOPE – A 24-year veteran of service in the United States Air Force has joined the aerospace science faculty of the Hope High School Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corp program.
MSgt. Jeremy Grice is a native of Columbus, Ga., and 1989 graduate of Baker High School, who has served for 24 years in the USAF as a Propulsion Systems Craftsman. MSgt. Grice has served as a Maintenance Flight Chief, Aircraft Production Supervisor, Wing F.O. D. Manager, Maintenance Training Instructor, Additional Duty First Sergeant, Force Protection Instructor, and Aircraft/Engine Mishap Investigator.
Married to Dr. Allegra Mickles Grice, the couple has five children, including Keni (18), Jamar (18), Langston (11), Sebastien (8) and Dior (8). MSgt. Grice comes to HHS upon the retirement of MSgt. Leon Mickles.
Prior to assignment to Hope, MSgt. Grice was a private contractor involved with HH-60 Blackhawk helicopters at Robins Air Force Base in Georgia, and was a commercial aircraft maintenance technician and Federal Aviation Administration parts certification inspector in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.
He is a graduate of the military post-secondary program with a BA in business administration and an AAS in aircraft maintenance technology.
MSgt. Grice has been awarded the Air Force Meritorious Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster, Air Force Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters, Meritorious Unit Award, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with four oak leaf clusters, Air Force Good Conduct Medal with seven oak leaf clusters, National Defense Service Medal with one service star, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Service Ribbon with gold border and one oak leaf cluster, Air Force Longevity Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters, the USAF NCO PME Graduate Ribbon and Air Force Training Ribbon.