Distinguished Alumni Award 2006
Retired Major General Toney Stricklin
Retired Major General Toney Stricklin is vice president of information security and systems training and simulations for Techrizon LLC, in Lawton. The company has supported the Army, other DoD and government agencies and commercial clients for more than 30 years. This position is a natural transition for a man who served his country in the Army. Service to our country is my greatest achievement and honor, Stricklin said. For 32 years it was a privilege for me to work with soldiers in the defense of our nation. The United States Army is an enduring institution with a legacy of values, honor, respect and integrity that we all cherish.
He has strong ties to the Lawton-Fort Sill community. He came to Fort Sill in 1969 for Officer Candidate School, returned for the Field Artillery Officer Advanced Course in 1975, and was stationed at Fort Sill when he completed his bachelor degree in business administration at Cameron in the fall of 1975. In August of 1999, he assumed the position of Commanding General, United States Army Field Artillery Center and School at Fort Sill, and retired from active service in 2001. Other assignments include a variety of command and staff positions throughout the United States, Germany, Korea and Vietnam.
Stricklin received a M.A. in international relations from Newport College in Rhode Island and is a graduate of the National War College. His decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit with three Oak Leaf clusters, the Bronze Star, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, and the Meritorious Service Medal with three Oak Leaf clusters.
The Governor of Oklahoma has appointed Stricklin to serve as a member of the State Board for Career and Technology Education and he chairs the Information Technology Panel for the Governor's Economic Development Generating Experience (EDGE). He is president of the Southwest Oklahoma Advanced Technology Association.
Other honors he has received at Cameron include the Distinguished Service Award, Distinguished Alumnus of the School of Business and an honorary inductee into the Cameron University Chapter of Delta Mu Delta. He is a Cameron University President's Partner donor.