Albert Griggs Jr. has dedicated his life to public service. Over his accomplished career, he has served in the military and the Los Angeles Police Department, and has also spent over 30 years as a public servant for the U.S. Air Force. Griggs is a lifelong learner, having earned multiple degrees including Public Administration and Strategic Studies. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Public Management. By running for Mayor of Huber Heights, Griggs hopes to continue his efforts to help others and fulfill what he believes to be his life’s calling.
- Proven leader and manager of official statewide and national programs, resources, and staffs
- 30 years of public service as a civilian leader in the United States Air Force
- Congressional Fellow for Congressman Tony Hall (D-3 OH)
- Police Officer for the Los Angeles Police Department, Los Angeles, California
- Steel Worker, U.S. Steel, Gary Works, Gary, Indiana
- Veteran, United States Navy Reserve
- Currently pursuing PhD, Public Management and Leadership, Walden University, Minneapolis, Minnesota
- Master of Strategic Studies, Air War College, Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama
- Masters of Public Administration, California State University, Carson, California
- Bachelor of Science, Supervision, Purdue University, Hammond, Indiana
In 1969, Mr. Griggs took his first summer job at US Steel. There he learned the value of hard work and the importance of labor unions. Shortly after, Albert answered the call of service to his country and joined the United States Navy in 1971. Mr. Griggs joined the Los Angeles Police Department in 1983, with the hopes of utilizing the skills he learned during his military service, to protect and serve civilians. Albert spent most of his time in the Los Angeles Police Department patrolling west Los Angeles and was even chosen to help protect the 1984 Olympics.
In 1985, Mr. Griggs began a decorated career in government service as a civilian employee of the Air Force. Albert spent his career at several military installations, working to improve things like the Air Force’s Space and Missile program and develop missile defense systems for NATO allies. While serving in the Air Force, Mr. Griggs was competitively selected for a Congressional Fellow to U.S. Congressman Tony Hall from Dayton, Ohio. Due to Albert’s work ethic and willingness to learn, he was accepted and treated like a staffer. During his time with Congressman Hall, Mr. Griggs was the Legislative Assistant For Defense and Space. As a Congressional Fellow, Albert worked to secure funds for the Schuster Performing Arts Center in downtown Dayton, an effort that took cooperation between Republicans and Democrats in Congress. Albert also assisted in the development of the Department of Defense Science and Technology Reinvigoration Act, tailored to support research at the Wright Labs at Wright Patterson Air Force Base. Mr. Griggs retired from the Air Force in February of 2016, after over 30 years of service.