Andrew GriffinRetired Col. Andrew Griffin, director of NAU’s Office of Military and Veteran Affairs, has been selected as the grand marshal of the 2014 Armed Forces Day Parade through downtown Flagstaff.

“(Griffin) has a distinguished military and academic career and is completely dedicated to seeing veteran’s succeed while providing essential community leadership, guidance and inspiration,” Billy Weldon, state commander of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, said in a letter to NAU President John Haeger.

The parade is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, May 17.