Greg Countryman has always known he was called to be a public servant and intends to continue this mission as your next Sheriff of Muscogee County
Greg Countryman was born in Plains, Georgia. He and his family moved to Columbus after his father was stationed at Ft. Benning, Ga. Greg is a family man. He happily married to his lovely wife Angela Countryman. They’ve been blessed with three sons: Christopher, Gregory Jr., and William.
Greg was educated in the Muscogee County School District. He struggled with education and learning early in life. He suffered with a learning disability. He had trouble reading and comprehending. This never stopped him. It never hindered his love and faith in God. Today, Greg holds two Undergraduate Degrees, Masters of Public Administration, Masters of Theology/Ministry, a Doctor of Philosophy in Christian Counseling.
He is the highest ranking African American law enforcement official in Muscogee County. He shares many accomplishments since being elected our Marshal in 2004. He serves as the president and founder of the Georgia Marshal Training Network.
He developed the Junior Marshal Program for middle school students in the community. Since its inception in 2005, the program has worked with nearly 2,000 middle school students with a one hundred percent success rate. He and his wife share a love for kids. They both served as foster parents while having three kids of their own for many years.
Marshal Countryman is a member of several organizations to include: Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., Electric City Masonic Lodge #322, Georgia Marshal Training Network (President), American Legion Lodge 267 S.A.L member, F.O.P., National Organization of Black Law Executives, Police Benevolent Association, and the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police.
Marshal Countryman also is one of the Co-Founders of the “Yes” Teen Summit for teens in the community. The “Yes” Teen Summit is to help our teens say yes to Success, Purpose, and Destiny. The “Yes” helps provide life skills and success to young men and women from across all spectrums of our community. He plans to reimplement this program when elected to the Office of the Sheriff.