Harry G. Riley

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Colonel Harry G. Riley, U.S. Army (Ret.), is one of the organizers of Gathering of Eagles and Eagles Up!.


Riley is "the recipient of the Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star and other awards and badges – including the Combat Infantry Badge, Parachute Badge, and Army Staff Badge. He served over 34 years in the US Army. He was commissioned as a 2LT in 1966 and promoted to Colonel in 1989. He served in command positions from Detachment through Battalion level and staff assignments from Brigade to Chief of Staff Army level. He served two tours in Viet Nam and did several tours in Germany," Jamie Glazov wrote March 1, 2007, in FrontPageMag.com.[1]

"Col. Riley is one of the organizers of the national counter-protest Gathering of Eagles, a veterans group of Americans who will gather in Washington, D.C. on March 17 at the Vietnam Memorial Wall to serve as a counter-demonstration to an anti-war rally there on that day. The Gathering of Eagles will act to block any anti-war protestors who try to desecrate, damage or dishonor the Memorial Wall," Glazov wrote.


The following comes from the Eagles Up! website.[2]

  • BA Political Science w/ minor in Education - Park College, Parkville, Missouri
  • Graduate Study – Public Administration - University of Oklahoma
  • Graduate of Department of Defense Junior Officer Cryptologic Career Program
  • Graduate of the Army Command and General Staff College


Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in 1966 after eight years as an enlisted soldier, Colonel Riley has served the following assignments:[3]

  • 1966 – 1968 Executive Officer and Commander Signals Research Unit 2-Zweibruecken, Germany.
  • 1969 – 1970 II Corps Military Intelligence Detachment Advisor and Combat Assistance Team Commander supporting Army of Vietnam.
  • 1976 – 1979 Staff Officer and Commander 2nd Operations Battalion, U.S. Army Field Station, Augsburg, Germany.
  • 1979 – 1984 Staff Officer for the Assistant Chief of Staff Intelligence and Management Directorate, Office of the Chief of Staff Army, Pentagon.
  • 1984 – 1986 Division Chief, National Security Agency, Fort Meade Maryland.
  • 1986 – 1988 Commander, 712th Military Intelligence Battalion, Augsburg, Germany.
  • 1988 – 1991 Division Chief, National Security Agency, Fort Meade, Maryland.
  • 1991 – 1992 Deputy Office Chief, National Security Agency, Fort Meade, Maryland.

Colonel Riley also served additional tours in Germany (1956 – 1959); Vietnam (1962); and Thailand (1962-1963) as an enlisted soldier.

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  1. Jamie Glazov, "Gathering of Eagles," FrontPageMag.com, March 1, 2007.
  2. About Us, Eagles Up!, July 14, 2007; accessed July 25, 2007.
  3. About Us, Eagles Up!, July 14, 2007; accessed July 25, 2007.

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