John Garrity

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This article is about the officer in the United States Army. For the American ice hockey player who competed at the 1948 Winter Olympics, see Jack Garrity.
John Garrity
John Garrity cuts the ribbon opening the new BTIF.
John Garrity cuts the ribbon opening the new BTIF.
Nationality United States
Occupation Military policeman
Known for Camp Commandant BTIF

John Garrity is an officer in the United States Army.[1][2][3][4] In 2009 he was appointed the camp commandant of the Bagram Theater Internment Facility. He oversaw the closing of the old temporary facility built in a ruined hangar from the era of Afghanistan's Soviet occupation—that had nevertheless been in use since early 2002—and the opening of modern facilities. Prior to serving as camp commandant at Bagram he commanded the 16th Military Police Brigade (Airborne) at Fort Bragg.

According to Saeed Shah, of the McClatchy News Service, Garrity was tasked to reverse Bagram's bad reputation.[1]

Under his leadership, the Bagram Theater Internment Facility was closed and the Detention Facility in Parwan was opened. The Detention Facility in Parwan became a focal point in the reintegration of former Taliban Fighters back into Afghan society as healthy men, educated with a trade and motivated to care for their Family and village.

Garrity has since retired from the U.S. Military.


  1. ^ a b Saeed Shah (2010-02-25). "With new Bagram prison, U.S. looks to put bad press of years past to rest". Miami Herald. Archived from the original on 2010-02-25. 
  2. ^ John Garrity (2008-01-28). "Night watch: Saying goodbye to a soldier who never stopped fighting". Army Times. Archived from the original on 2010-02-25. Retrieved 2010-02-02. 
  3. ^ "Army wives fear rising crime on Fort Bragg". WRAL. 2009-02-19. Archived from the original on 2010-02-25. The overall crime trend on Fort Bragg is not bad overall. There's no rampant crime on Fort Bragg whatsoever," said Col. John Garrity, commander of the 16th Military Police Brigade. "I think it's more nuisance crime than anything else. 
  4. ^ Kristopher Joseph (2003-08-03). "V CORPS MILITARY POLICE GIVE IRAQI COUNTERPARTS STATE-OF-THE-ART RADIO SYSTEMS". Global Security. Archived from the original on 2010-02-25. Brigadier Jamal Ady, the West Baghdad police chief, ceremoniously received the first of the radios from Lt. Col. John Garrity, commander of the brigade's 709th Military Police Battalion, headquartered in Hanau, Germany. The brigadier said the coalition has helped them support their people by giving them another tool to complete their mission successfully.