Peter J. Boylan

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Peter J. Boylan is a retired Major General in the United States Army and was the President of Georgia Military College from 1992–2013. He currently resides in Milledgeville, Georgia with his wife.


Boylan was born in Portage, Wisconsin.[1] He is an inductee the Portage High School Hall of Fame. Boylan graduated from the University of Michigan and received an honorary Doctor of Letters from Flagler College. He is married with five children and is a cantor at his local Roman Catholic church, the Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church.


Boylan graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1961. He then went on to served two tours of duty in the Vietnam War.

In 1983, Boylan took part in the Invasion of Grenada with the 82nd Airborne Division. He later served in the Office of the Joint Chief of Staff at The Pentagon, Deputy Inspector General of the Army and Commander of the 10th Mountain Division. Boylan would also return to the U.S. Military Academy as Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering and, later, Commandant of Cadets. He was, and still is, on the Board of Trustees for the U.S. Military Academy. He retired from the Army in 1992 and was appointed President of Georgia Military College later that year.

Awards he received during his time in the Army include the Army Distinguished Service Medal, the Silver Star, the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal with two oak leaf clusters and two Valor devices, the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Ranger tab and the Master Parachutist Badge.


  1. ^ "MG Peter J. Boylan Biography". Georgia Military College. Retrieved 2012-01-16.