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Retired U.S. Army Col. James T. Palmer, administrator of cadets at the University of North Georgia (UNG), who has appear that he will retire from UNG at the end of June, was accustomed Jan. 7 with a acclamation from Gov. Nathan Deal to admit his years of account to the university, the accompaniment of Georgia and the nation.
“Whereas Col. James T. Palmer is a appreciative Georgia aborigine who has anxiously served our accompaniment and our nation for added than four decades,” apprehend the acclamation that listed a cardinal of Palmer’s accomplishments. “… Whereas Col. Palmer is a accurate archetype of affectionate account and an afflatus to those who apperceive him. He has becoming the account and account of his family, friends, colleagues, and adolescent Georgia citizens; now, therefore, I, Nathan Deal, Governor of the Accompaniment of Georgia, do hereby acclaim Col. James T. Palmer.”
Palmer’s accomplishments and account acclaimed in the acclamation include: a 75 percent access in the admeasurement of the Corps of Cadets from 1999 through 2018; founding the Corps Advisory Council and the Corps of Cadets Alumni Network; acknowledging the deployment of cadets in the Georgia Army National Guard to Iraq and Afghanistan in 2004; and confined as acting carnality admiral of apprentice diplomacy at UNG.
“Few others accept invested so abundant of themselves into the success of the Corps of Cadets and this university nor upheld so acerb the ethics of both,” said UNG Admiral Bonita Jacobs. “I am beholden to Col. Palmer for his account to the university and his account to the nation during his acclaimed aggressive career. His bequest at this university will be long-lasting, and his attendance and administration will be missed. ”
UNG Admiral Bonita Jacobs, forth with UNG administrators and alumni, affectation with retired Col. James T. Palmer and Gov. Nathan Deal.
Palmer said he was afraid and accustomed to be accustomed for a additional career that has been about as continued as his 26-year Army career. With 20 years of service, Palmer is the longest-serving administrator in the Association of Military Colleges and Schools of the United States (AMCSUS).
“Serving as administrator at the University of North Georgia has been the highlight of my 46-year career and the greatest account imaginable. The job absolutely captivated me — ask anybody!— for 20 years, and I admired it,” Palmer said.
Palmer said he is best appreciative of allowance to abound the Corps of Cadets in both admeasurement and affection during his tenure. But what bequest does he accomplishment to leave?
“That I had a baby allotment in developing abounding awful accomplished leaders of character,” Palmer said. “My accompany and colleagues will apparently bethink that I was consistently a backer of bookish achievement, that I advantaged professionalism over tradition, and that I broadcast the opportunities for all cadets to serve others afterwards graduation.”
Palmer accelerating as a Acclaimed Aggressive Graduate from then-North Georgia College in 1973 with a Bachelor of Science amount in mathematics and commissioned acreage artillery. During his Army career, Palmer was stationed at assorted bases in the United States, Germany and elsewhere. While assigned to V Corps Arms Headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany, in November 1989, Palmer witnessed the abatement of the Berlin Wall and the downsizing of the U.S. Army, Europe. His final alive appointment assignment was arch of Contest and Training Division for the U.S. Army Central Command, area he was amenable for planning all Army training contest in the Middle East.
Palmer never accepted to acknowledgment to his alma academy afterwards graduation but, in his 25th year in the U.S. Army, he was offered the adventitious to account for commandant.
“The buzz rang in my appointment at Fort McPherson, and Mike Hyams asked me to appear to Dahlonega for an interview. I austere the alley up,” Palmer said. “During that appointment to campus, Hyams, then- Administrator Gerald Lord, and then-President Sherm Day assertive me that I could retire from the Army and serve our aggressive acceptance for a few added years.”
Palmer accepted that in interviewing for the position, his wife helped him with a resume because he “had no abstraction what one looked like.” He credits her for his success — and not aloof in crafting a resume.
“Most importantly, as I access retirement, I would like to acknowledge my admirable wife, Judy Palmer, for her abutment back the day we met on the assignment acreage in the abatement of 1972. She is the primary acumen for any success I accept anytime had, and I adulation her dearly,” Palmer said. “In June, back I cease cutting my uniform, I’ll still accept her. That was the plan, all along.”
Palmer is affiliated to the above Judy Norris of Toccoa, Georgia; they accept two daughters, Kristin and Meredith, son-in law Justin, and one grandson, Jase. His awards and decorations accommodate the Master Parachutist Badge, the Meritorious Account Medal, the Joint Account Acclamation Medal, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, and the Legion of Merit.