Lt. Col. Gregory Fix, the state Army aviation officer with the Minnesota National Guard, was promoted to colonel on Jan. 18, 2018, in St. Paul, Minn.

 Lt. Col. Gregory Fix, the state Army aviation officer with the Minnesota National Guard, was promoted to colonel on Jan. 18, 2018, in St. Paul, Minn.

Fix has served in the Army for about 29 years. He earned his commission through ROTC in 1988. He has served on a number of deployments, most recently as the commander of 2-147th Assault Helicopter Battalion in Kuwait from 2014-15.

Members of Fix’s family were in attendance for the promotion ceremony, as well as many soldiers from his Army aviation family. Fix was also given a certificate of appreciation by Glenn Bouche, a Vietnam War veteran and two-time Purple Heart recipient, on behalf of the South Saint Paul “Beyond the Yellow Ribbon” committee.

Fix is the son of Dave and Patricia Fix who live in Devils Lake. He is a 1983 graduate of Edmore High School who later attended UND, graduating with a degree in aviation.

About “Beyond the Yellow Ribbon”: “Beyond the Yellow Ribbon” is a comprehensive program that creates awareness for the purpose of connecting service members and their families with community support, training, services and resources for each community in the state of Minnesota. Its official Facebook page states that it “is united to bring service members all the way home.”