Custom Firearms Shop

Master Sergeant Grant Kennedy

Master Sgt. Grant Kennedy was born in West Lafayette, Indiana and graduated from Pendleton Heights High School in Pendleton, Indiana in 1997.  Kennedy enlisted in the Army in August 1997 and shipped to Basic Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.  He then attended Advanced Individual Training at Fort Huachuca, Arizona as an electronic warfare/intercept aviation system repairer. 


His first assignment was with the 742nd Military Intelligence Battalion at Fort Meade, Maryland where he deployed to Bosnia in support of Operation Joint Forge and then to Kosovo in support of Operation Joint Guardian II. In 2004, he separated from the Army and attended the Colorado School of Trades in Lakewood, Colorado to pursue a gunsmithing degree.  Kennedy reenlisted in the Army in 2009 and was assigned to the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit’s custom firearms shop where he now serves as the assistant team chief.


Kennedy has graduated from Combat Lifesaver Course, Fort Benning, Georgia (2010); Army Basic Instructor Course, Fort Benning, Georgia (2009); Warrior Leaders Course, Fort Benning, Georgia (2010); Advanced Leaders Course, Fort Lee, Virginia (2011); Senior Leaders Course, Fort Lee, Virginia (2014).


His awards include the Army Commendation Medal (2), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (2), Good Conduct Medal (3), National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War On Terrorism Service Ribbon, Noncommissioned Officers Professional Developmental Ribbon (3), Army Service Ribbon, NATO Medal (2), Army Superior Unit Award.