Peter Boylan Obituary, Death – We are deeply saddened by the news of Major General Peter Boylan’s (USA, Ret) passing. Surrounded by his family, he passed away in Milledgeville this morning. Our chairman, George Hogan, remarked, “On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I share our deepest condolences for the Boylan family.” Major General Boylan’s legacy will affect future generations.
His legacy will live on at GMC since he left a lasting influence there.” MG Boylan has 31 years of US Army service from 1961 to 1992, culminating in a distinguished and fruitful military career. Following his USMA graduation, he conducted two combat deployments in Vietnam and took part in the 82nd Airborne Division’s invasion of Grenada. He departed to serve as an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at the United States Military Academy, and he returned a few years later as the Commandant of Cadets.
He was a trustee for a very long time at the United States Military Academy. He was also the commanding general of the fabled 10th Mountain Division. He has received numerous awards and decorations in recognition of his bravery in combat and honorable service. In addition, he presided over our Foundation and Board of Trustees. 2006 saw him graduate from GMC, earning him the title of Honorary Alumnus.
At Georgia Military College, MG Boylan’s love of learning and his sense of nationalism blended together wonderfully. His influence is seen all across the GMC campus as a teacher, veteran, servant leader, and passionate patriot. Twenty presidents have led Georgia Military College since its founding in 1879. MG Boylan, who assumed office in 1992, is the president with the longest tenure to date.
The most noteworthy achievement of MG Boylan’s nearly 21-year stint at GMC was bringing the company’s finances under control. Over the course of his 20 years of employment, MG Boylan made the deliberate decision to repair and refurbish almost every building at GMC’s Main Campus in Milledgeville. Furthermore, the Junior College and Preparatory School attained previously unheard-of levels of academic achievement, solidifying their reputation as excellent educators and producers of exceptional young people with outstanding moral traits.
General William B. Caldwell, USA (Ret) is the head of Georgia Military College. He continued by stating, “We are immensely grateful to Major General Boylan for his leadership for 21 years.” With his dedication and perseverance, he left a legacy for our university that we are continuing to build upon. We will always remember him and all that he accomplished for our amazing university. MG Boylan and his wife Kathy have two sons and three children. Liam and Elliot, two of his grandchildren, both graduated from Preparatory School; Emily, one of them, taught at GMC for fifteen years. We are offering the family our deepest sympathies and prayers during this difficult time.