MAJ Greer was awarded a B.S. in Education in 1967 from Ohio State and continued on to an M.A. (College Personnel) in 1969. He was commissioned as an Armor Officer in 1967. David’s superior performance as a cadet culminated in promotion to Cadet Major General (highest ranking cadet in the nation) and Distinguished Military Graduate.
After graduation, he went on to 15 years of combined active duty and Army Reserve service. He served on the German border as Adjutant of the Second Armored Cavalry Regiment (a MAJ position). In the USAR he rose to Operations Officer and Director of Enlisted Courses in the 2078th Army Reserve school (both LTC positions), earning the Army Commendation and Army Achievement medals.
As a member of the ROTC Alumni Society, David was Secretary for several years and had a major role in reformatting the formal Hall of Fame Banquet to an interactive Reception format. This earned a $1,000 award from the Alumni Association for “Most Innovative Program.” During his 2 years as President, we twice were designated a Scarlet Level Society (Top Tier).
David retired in 2002 from 16 years of service at Danville HS teaching Physics, Chemistry, and Earth Science with an emphasis on conservation and was an Adjunct instructor in Environmental Science for Central Ohio Technical College. He taught Tractor Safety Course to teens for over a decade while still teaching full time
Since then, he jokes that the still teaches; he just doesn’t get paid to do it anymore. He taught at the State 4-H Conservation Camp and was a Lead instructor for the inaugural Ohio Volunteer Naturalist program.
He also “teaches“ by conducting many tours for the Gwynne Conservation Area at OSU’s Farm Science Review, the Knox Co. Ag. Museum, and Malabar Farm State Park. (He was President of its Foundation for several years.) He guides local Barn Tours.
His impressive career in serving leading and volunteering includes such 4-H programs as Fair Judge (county and State fairs). He held important statewide positions in agricultural and conservation affairs on the OSU Extension Advisory Committee and the Soil Conservation Federation.