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MEDIA ADVISORY: MU Veterans Clinic Celebrates Opening; Hosts Command Sergeant Major Christopher Greca

January 22nd, 2014

Story Contact: Nathan Hurst, 573-882-6217,

WHAT: The University of Missouri Veterans Clinic, housed in the MU School of Law, will celebrate its opening by hosting Command Sergeant Major Christopher Greca. Greca is the highest ranking non-commissioned officer in the United States Army Forces Command (FORSCOM), the largest United States Army Command. In his lecture, Greca will discuss many different aspects of military service and character development of service members.

“We are honored to have Command Sgt. Maj. Greca serve as the inaugural speaker for the MU Veterans Clinic,” said Angela Drake, an instructor in the MU School of Law. “Command Sgt. Maj. Greca is responsible for training, supporting and mobilizing 800,000 soldiers and we are excited to hear his remarks about service and character development. Our students undoubtedly will be inspired by Command Sgt. Maj. Greca as they further their studies here at the School of Law.”

Command Sgt. Maj. Greca is a 28-year veteran who has served multiple combat tours in Iraq and multiple combat tours in Afghanistan.  Command Sgt. Maj. Greca is a Ranger, master parachutist and wears the Combat Infantryman’s Badge.  Among his numerous awards are the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal and the Purple Heart.

FORSCOM is responsible for preparing conventional forces to provide a sustained flow of trained and ready land power to combatant commanders in defense of the nation at home and abroad. FORSCOM’s ranks include three active-duty corps, nine active-duty divisions and the U.S. Army Reserve Command.

The Veterans Clinic at the MU School of Law helps veterans and their families secure Veterans Affairs disability benefits. MU law students are supervised by experienced attorneys throughout the process and have the opportunity to work in a law firm atmosphere within the law school serving real client needs. The clinic was first announced October 2013. For more information, visit:

WHO: Command Sgt. Maj.Christopher Greca, the highest ranking non-commissioned officer in FORSCOM, the largest United States Army Command.


WHERE: 1 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 22

Courtroom, Hulston Hall

MU campus