CMA Homecoming honors SGM and Mrs.William Greene
By: Casey Robinson on Apr 7, 2015 | Categories: General
The Camden Military Academy Corps of Cadets honored recently retired SGM William Greene and his wife, Juliette, during a special presentation on Saturday, October 18, 2014. The Corps of Cadets marched on the CSM Martain Parade Field for the former Band and Staff TAC officer who had served Camden Military Academy for fifteen years. He had mentored thousands of young cadets to their manhood, similar to those who went through the Colonel James F. Risher young gentlemen principles at Carlisle Military School in Bamberg, S.C.
Colonel Eric Boland presented a clock to SGM Greene, that also had the CMA crest and engraved inscription of appreciation for his service. Colonel Boland also presented his wife, Juliette, a bouquet of pink roses, in recognition of her service and support to CMA, as well as for cancer awareness. SGM and Mrs. Greene have also supported CMA financially with their contributions as Knight members of the Excalibur Society.
Sergeant Major William Greene, Jr. joined the United States Army in October 1968. He attended Basic Combat Training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, South Carolina and Advanced Infantry Training at Fort Polk, Louisiana. Sergeant Major Greene served faithfully in the Army for 30 years.
Sergeant Major Greene’s military assignments included tours at Republic of Panama; Fort Rucker, Alabama; Fort Benning, Georgia; Fort Richardson, Alaska; Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Fort Dix, New Jersey; Fort Jackson, South Carolina; Izmir, Turkey and Vietnam. Sergeant Major Greene has earned numerous awards to include the Legion of Merit and the Purple Heart. He served tirelessly here at Camden Military Academy for 15 years and retired in August of 2014. His work with the cadets will surely be missed.
Sergeant Major Greene and his wife, Juliette, are the proud parents of three children and have four grandchildren. During times of relaxation, the family enjoys spending time together.
Earlier during the homecoming lunch in the dining hall, Carlisle alumnus, Fred Thomas, CMS’71 presented a framed Carlisle collection of all the medals and rankings that were used at Carlisle Military School to CMA’s headmaster, Col. Eric Boland, as well as, headmaster emeritus, Colonel Lanning Risher. The handmade glass case also shows his letter C for the rifle team. He ranked 3rd place Prone Position in a competition of hundreds of high schools and colleges that were judged by Texas A&I University ROTC in 1970. (Back in those days, the targets were mailed out to be judged and sent back with the results several months later.)
Also in attendance were alumni who were mentored by SGM Greene. Pictured on the right are CMA alumni (l-r) Brantley Rehborn (‘08), Sandy Baker (‘10), Elijah Kitts (‘09), Cameron Rehborn (‘08), Jordan Brazell (‘07), Craig Saxton (‘08), Charles Baker (‘08), and Merritt King (‘07).