Major Edward Greer
Major Edward Greer was born and raised in Illinois. He graduated from Lyons Township HS in LaGrange, IL and went to Illinois Wesleyan University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology. He joined the United States Air Force in 1979 and graduated from Officer Training School in March, 1980. He went to Las Vegas, NV and was an Aircraft Maintenance Officer working with F-16 fighter aircraft. From 1983-1985 Major Greer attended St. Louis University while on active duty and earned a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering. While attending St. Louis University, Major Greer carried the Olympic Torch for the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics on its way through St. Louis. He then went to Vandenberg Air Force Base in Central California and Los Angeles Air Force Base (yes there is a base in LA!) to launch weather, communication, interplanetary and "spy" satellites. His final tour of duty was teaching Masters level coursework at the Air Command and Staff College at Maxwell AFB in Montgomery, AL. He caught the teaching bug at this time and dedicated himself to teach Air Force Junior ROTC after retiring from the Air Force. Major Greer has been teaching Junior ROTC for nine years with seven of them at Westwood High School--Go ROTC Warriors! He is married to Tracey who works in Gilbert Public Schools, with daughters Mackenzie, a sophomore at ASU, and Reilly, a freshman at Highland High School.