Lieutenant Colonel Artis Tee Lofton, Sr.

Lieutenant Colonel Artis Tee Lofton, Sr. United States Army, deceased. Colonel Lofton’s awards include four Meritorious Service Medals, two Army Commendation Medals and the Army Achievement Medal. Colonel Lofton was born in Forrest City, graduated high school in Hughes, and was commissioned in the Regular Army through the ROTC program, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.  Following an assignment to West Berlin in 1984, he became Professor of Military Science at Florida Southern College, Lakeland, Florida.  Retiring after twenty years of active Federal service in 1994, he established the Junior ROTC program at North Little Rock High School.  He served there for eighteen years until retiring in 2012 as the Senior Army Junior ROTC Instructor.  Additionally, Lieutenant Colonel Lofton served as President for three years and 1st and 2nd Vice for four years in the Pulaski County University of Pine Bluff/AM&N Alumni Association.  Further, in 1995, he was selected for induction into the National Alumni Association Hall of Fame.