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naval officer.

Marshall Raymond Greer, American naval officer. member Inter-American Defense Board, Joint Brazil-United States Defense Board, Joint Mex.

Background

Greer, Marshall Raymond was born on March 1, 1896 in Riverside, North Carolina, United States. Son of George Washington and Emily Elizabeth (Yates) Greer.

Education

Graduate Pikeville Collegiate Academy 1912, United States Naval Academy, 1918 (class of 1919).

Career

; 1 daughter Grace Emily (Mistress Fred A. Richards, Junior). Married Katherine Sherburne French, March 30, 1932. Childlren—Elinor, Marshall Raymond, Junior Commissioned ensign, United States Navy, 1918, and advanced through grades to rear admiral, 1945.

Served on United States Ship North Dakota, 1918-1921. Flight trainee, Pensacola, Florida, and designated naval aviator, December 1921. Various assignments at sea and ashore with naval aviation, including naval aviation adviser, Argentine Naval War College, 1939-1942.

Commanded successively United States Ship Wright, United States Ship Core, United States Ship Bunker Hill, during World World War II. Commander, Aircraft S. Pacific, January-May 1945. Placed in commission Fleet Air Wing 18, May 1945, serving as commander to December 1945.

Chief Pan American Affairs and United States Naval Missions, Navy Department, Washington, 1946-1948. Commander Carrier, Division 3, from January 1948, additional duty as member Inter-American Defense Board, Joint Brazil-United States Defense Board, Joint Mexico-United States Defense Board, Permanent Joint Board, Canada-United States. Naval advisor to Secretary of State at Rio Conference, 1947.

Commander Carrier Division 3, January 1948-April 1949. Commander Fleet Air Wing 2 and commander Fleet Air Hawaii, May 1949-September 1950. Commander Carribbean Sea Frontier and 10th Naval District since October 1950.

Methodist.

Membership

Member Inter-American Defense Board, Joint Brazil-United States Defense Board, Joint Mex.

Connections

Married Elizabeth Brooks, November 30, 1922 (deceased.; married Katherine Sherburne French, March 30, 1932.

father:
George Washington Greer

mother:
Emily Elizabeth (Yates) Greer

spouses:
Elizabeth Brooks

Katherine Sherburne French