Gary Bogan received a BUS degree from UNM in 1972. He entered the Army the same year and attended basic training at Ft Polk, LA and AIT at Fitzsimmons Army Medical Center in Denver, CO. In 1974 he was assigned to Germany for one year. When he returned stateside he entered Reserve status and served twenty years with the 156th Support Group in Albuquerque until the unit was disbanded in 1995.
During Gary’s Army Reserve career he reached the rank of Master Sergeant
(E-8). He received the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal and two Achievement Medals. He later worked for the DHS-ISD Office in Sandoval County and rose to the position of County Director.
Gary later received an MPA from UNM, as well as a teaching certification in Social Studies. Teaching did not suit him so he began working with the Developmentally Delayed for several years before retiring.
Gary is a member of American Veterans for Equal Rights (AVERS) and joined the New Mexico Veterans Memorial as a Board Member in August of 2016.
4 with her husband’s retirement, Sheryl remains deeply committed to honoring and serving all New Mexico veterans and their families.