II MEF farewells logistics AC/S

1 Feb 2001 | Cpl. Mike Vrabel

After 29 years of service to the Marine Corps,II Marine Expeditionary Force will say farewell to its assistant logistics chief of staff March 1 as Col. Bobby L. Grice retires.Grice, from Dillon, S.C., formerly served as the 2d Marine Division supply officer, and also as the 2d Force Service Support Group's officer in charge of pre-positioning Marine Corps equipment in Norway. The colonel was commissioned in the Corps after graduating from South Carolina State University. His personal awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with Gold Star, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with Gold Star and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal. In retrospect of nearly three decades of service, the colonel has noticed that while some things change, others never do."I've seen the Marine Corps change a lot since I came in," explained Grice. "However, the basic Marine hasn't changed in thirty years."After his retirement, Col. Grice intends to spend more time with his family while pursuing some personal investments. "I'm glad I'll be able to spend some quality time with my wife and children," said Grice. "I also plan to be involved in the stock market and in real estate."Colonel Grice is married to the former Claudia Robinson of Dillon, S.C. They have three children: Bobby, April and Jessica. Grice's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bobby R. Grice, reside in Dillon, S.C.