Col. Terry L. Quarles, '81
Military Alumnus of the Year
In 1978, Col. Quarles was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Army Reserves through the JSU ROTC program, marking the beginning of his extensive military career. In addition to his Bachelor's degree from JSU, Col. Quarles also holds a MPA degree from Shippensburg University, graduated from the Army War College, and has completed an array of military educational courses and programs.
Col. Quarles' military decorations and badges include the Meritorious Service Medal (two Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Commendation Medal (one Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Achievement Medal, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (with one Silver Oak Leaf Cluster, 1 Bronze Oak leaf cluster), National Defense Service Medal (with one Bronze Star), Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with one Silver Ten Year Device and "M" Device), Army Service Ribbon, Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon (5), Air Force Achievement Medal, USA Master Parachutist Badge, USA Special Forces Tab, USA Pathfinder Badge, USA Military Freefall Parachutist Badge, Spanish Parachutist Badge, Italian Parachutist Badge, Honduran Parachutist Badge and the Australian Parachutist Badge.
Col. Quarles, who is originally from Boaz, Ala., currently resides in Anniston and
San Antonio, Tex. He is married to the former Dorothy G. Horsley, executive secretary to the vice president for institutional advancement at JSU, and has a stepson, Taylor Horsley. He and his family reside in Anniston, Ala.
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