GREG FREY, (Maj., USA, Ret.)
Greg is a retired Army officer with 26 years of service to the nation as an enlisted Infantryman, Special Operator, and commissioned Infantry officer. Greg initially served as a Sentinel and Relief Commander at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery before earning his Special Forces tab and serving as an SF medic throughout Eastern Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.
Earning his commission through Officer Candidate School, Greg commanded Infantry companies in Afghanistan and Iraq with the 101st Airborne Division. Following graduate school, he taught in the Social Sciences Department at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and was later selected as the Superintendent’s speechwriter. Greg finished his career as a strategic planner and analyst at United States Strategic Command, designing operations plans in support of Secretary of Defense-directed national security objectives.
Greg earned his Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Special Forces and Ranger Tabs, two Bronze Star Medals, Tomb Guard Identification Badge and numerous other awards, foreign parachutist wings, campaign medals and decorations.
Since taking off his uniform, Greg has primarily worked in the veterans and military families non-profit space to include Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) where he developed and managed a $24M integrated investment portfolio, collaboratively building transformative partnerships and leading WWP’s collective impact initiatives in 14 cities across the country.
Currently, he serves as a Corporate Responsibility Director at USAA, responsible for leading USAA’s philanthropic investments in support of Military Caregivers, Families of the Fallen, Wounded, Ill, & Injured Service Members, and Currently Serving Personnel. In this role, he manages a $28M integrated investment portfolio of more than 20 non-profit alliances designed to positively and measurably impact over 750,000 service members, veterans, and their families. Greg is honored to stay connected to the military and continue serving.
Greg holds a Master in Public Affairs degree from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School and is a certified Project Management Professional.