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Col. Ford to retire from U.S. Army

By Staff
special to The Star
June 16, 2002
Col. Glen Ford, son of Joseph L. Ford and Elberta Harrison Ford of Meridian, will retire from the U.S. Army on July 31, 2002. Ford was a distinguished military graduate of Mississippi State University and was commissioned in the Army in 1974.
Ford is region director of the Region 1 Headquarters of the Selective Service System in Great Lakes, Ill. He began his association with the Selective Service System in 1975 as a reserve force officer in Memphis, Tenn. In January 1983, he joined the system full-time on a tour of active duty reporting to Region III Headquarters in Great Lakes, Ill., serving as the operations officer. He transferred to Region VI Headquarters in Aurora, Colo. in 1988, where he served as deputy region director. He joined the region staff in Denver in August 1994, where he served as senior operations officer until his appointment as Region I director on Feb. 16, 1999.
Ford and his wife, Susan, of Memphis, Tenn., have two grown children, Rocky and Lindsey. Retirement plans include returning to the South and spending more time with family and friends.