Colonel William Hector Grant AVSM passed out of the Indian Military Academy in 1948 and was commissioned into the Garhwal Rifles. Colonel Grant has participated in all major post

Colonel William Hector Grant
Colonel William Hector Grant

independence operations of the Indian Army : Uri, Kashmir in 1949, as a staff officer in Ladakh in the 1962 confrontation with China. At Garda Road in the Barmer sector during the 1965 war with Pakistan. As a operations officer of a Corps in Bangladesh in 1971 where he was mentioned in dispatches for his role in the advance towards Dacca.

He raised and commanded the 11th Garhwal Rifles and he has also held many important appointments in key Army training establishments including the Winter warfare school in Gulmarg where he served as an instructor and as the Commandant of the Corps of Military Police Centre and School in Bangalore. Col. Grant also served as the Colonel in Charge Administration in the Indian Military Academy.

Colonel Grant was decorated with the Ati-Vishist Seva Medal, by President N. Sanjeeva Reddy for distinguished service of a high order. After retirement from the Army, Colonel Grant had a distinguished career in education and he has been the founder Principal of the Army School Bangalore, After which he also served as principal of number of schools including Hamdard Public School, Delhi, BG International school Bangalore, Cambridge School and as an educational consultant.

Colonel Grant is a Graduate of the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington, and is an MA, B Ed. from Mysore University. Colonel Grant has been a keen sportsman who captained the School, IMA and his regimental and divisional hockey teams and was also an athlete and boxer, his current sporting interest in Golf. Colonel Grant now resides in Bangalore.

Colonel Grant matriculated from St. Stanislaus High School in 1946