Robert F. Greene – Colonel, United States Army

Robert F. Greene

Colonel Greene entered the United States Army in 1961 and served a distinguished 29 years as a Corps of Engineer officer, retiring in 1990.  His military service included assignments in: Granite City, Illinois; Korea; Fort Belvoir, Virginia.; The Presidio, California; Vietnam; Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.; SHAPE, Belgium; Hanau, Germany; and the Pentagon.

His awards include the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star with ‘V' device, the Purple Heart, and Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Civilian Service.

In 1979 he settled in Springfield, Virginia, for 16 years before moving to Alexandria, where he lived for the past four years.  He worked briefly at BDM International in Germantown, Maryland, before returning to the public sector.  He was the Director of Facilities in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs from 1992 until the present.

Colonel Greene was born in South Boston, Massachusetts, and raised in Dorchester, Massachusetts, where he attended John Marshall School, St. Mark's Catholic School, Boston Latin School, and Dorchester High School.  He graduated from Northeastern University with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in industrial engineering in 1960 before entering the U.S. Army at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, in 1961, and earned master's degrees from George Washington University and Arizona State University during the course of his career.

He attended St. Joseph Catholic Church in Alexandria.

Burial will be on February 10, 2001, at Arlington National Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 15 years Jennifer I. Greene, of Savannah, Georgia; his three sons, Kurt Greene of Jackson, Tennessee, Major Craig Greene of Herndon, and Stephen Greene of Burlington, VT; his brother, John E. Greene, Jr. of Boston, MA; four nephews, two nieces, three grandsons and one granddaughter.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to cancer research.


  • DATE OF BIRTH: 07/15/1937
  • DATE OF DEATH: 01/30/2000

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