To join with Alderman Gus Black 



Gus Black is a proud husband, father and businessman. He is a decorated 30 years Marine and combat veteran who has served in Desert Storm, Desert Shield, Afghanistan, and two combat tours of duty in Iraq. He is married to Oretha Black, who retired from the Marine Corps after 22 years of honorable service. In October 2005, Gus and his family moved to Richland, Mississippi. Has 3 children,  Tiffany, Ashly, and Garsheo Jr. Gus' children Ashly, and Garsheo Jr. are 2007 and 2008 graduates of Richland High School. Ashly and Garsheo Jr. also served honorably in the Marine Corps for 5 years. Gus currently has four grandchildren, Kendall, Garsheo III, Marissa, and Leon. Gus is an active member of FBC Richland. He is employed with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Research and Development Center where he is the Division Chief of the Reach back Operations Center. Gus has an Associate of Arts Degree in General Studies and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. Gus Black knows what it takes to find solutions and navigate complicated government agencies in order to get things done for the community.