Robson promoted to lt. colonel

GRAYLING, Mich. – James W. R. Robson of downstate Grayling, a member of the Michigan Army National Guard Joint Maneuver Training Center at Camp Grayling, was recently promoted to lieutenant colonel.

Robson, the director of the Public Works Division at Camp Grayling, has been a member the National Guard for 13 years and active duty for 18 years. Prior to his Michigan National Guard service, Robson served in the U.S. Air Force for five years in San Antonio, Texas.

The son of William and Veronica Robson of Champion, he attended Officer Candidate School at Fort Custer in 1993. Since then, Robson has attended numerous military and facilities engineering courses.

During his military career, Robson has received numerous awards, including the Bronze deFleury Medal, two Meritorious Service Medals, three Army Commendation Medals, three Army -Achievement Medals, Michigan State Legion of Merit and a Michigan State Distinguished Service Medal.

Robson and his wife, Jody, have five children, Andrew, Abbey, Alexandria, Ally and Autumn, and two grandchildren, Lincoln and Draven.