Community Liaison-MCRD, Additional Active
Jimmie “Jim” Gruny is the new Community Liaison Officer for MCRD San Diego. He is responsible for high level community engagement on behalf of the MCRD and is also responsible for resolving conflicts between the depot and the city, port and Airport Authority related to land use.
Jim is a retired Marine Colonel. His 30 years of service in the Marine Corps as an Armor Officer included two combat tours in Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Born and raised in Kentucky, he holds a BA in Economics from Vanderbilt University and a Masters in Management from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA.
Prior to his current position, Jim was the COO for Workshop for Warriors. He and his wife, Teresa, have been married for 35 years and they have 2 sons and 1 grandson.
Rick Huenefeld, Doug Taber and Rachel Inmon were his sponsors.