Colonel Bobby M. Ginn Jr. was appointed Commander of the Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center on July 15, 2017. He began his military career in 1990 when he enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserves. He transferred to the Mississippi Army National Guard in 1992 and was assigned to the 114th Area Support Group in Hattiesburg, MS. He was commissioned as a Logistics Officer in 1993 through the U.S. Army Officer Candidate School and has since served in numerous logistic positions, including Platoon Leader, Maintenance Control Officer, and Supply Management Officer. COL Ginn began his full-time career in the MSARNG in 1996 as a federal technician assigned to the Maneuver Area Training Equipment Site at Camp Shelby.
COL Ginn was part of the MSARNG’s large-scale response effort to provide support throughout Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, coordinating and deploying supplies, engineering equipment, and personnel to the coastal region. He deployed with the 1387th Quartermaster Water Supply Company to Iraq in 2007 as the Company Commander serving in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 07-09. He has served in numerous staff and leadership positions during his 26 years of military service. Among those are Maintenance Director; Battalion Commander; S4; Distribution Management Division Chief; and his most recent assignment where he served as the Division Chief of MATES.
COL Ginn is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Human Science and is a graduate of the Command and General Staff Officer Course. He is a member of the National Guard Association of Mississippi, the National Guard Association of the United States, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3036.