Col. (ret) Gregory Boyle
Colonel Boyle was hand selected by the Commandant of the Marine Corps to establish and lead the Marine Corps’ Wounded Warrior Regiment (WWR). This command was established in 2007 to support tens of thousands of wounded, ill, and injured (WII) Marines and Sailors with primary emphasis on those wounded during combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. While stationed at Quantico, Virginia, Colonel Boyle was responsible for the Regiment’s 23 Detachments around the globe, including its battalions at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina and Camp Pendleton, California. Colonel Boyle developed partnerships with individuals, businesses, federal agencies, local governments, veterans service and charitable organizations in order to focus on providing support and assistance to wounded, ill and injured Marines and their families.
During his 3 ½ years as the Commanding Officer of the WWR, he established many DOD Best Practices for Wounded Warrior care and support such as the Sergeant Merlin German Wounded Warrior Outreach Call Center. He also established many other organization including the Charitable Organizations Cell, Transition Support Cell, Wounded Warrior Operations Center, Future Initiatives and Transformation Team, and the Job Transition Center. These centers and cells became the standard for wounded warrior support and were critical to meeting their needs.
Colonel Boyle served in the Gulf War, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation Enduring Freedom. His decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, and other personal commendations.