Major Greg Quilty served for 20 years as an officer in the United States Marine Corps. He served in the Multinational Peacekeeping Force in Beirut Lebanon from 1982 to 1983 and received the Sikorsky Helicopter Rescue Award following this mission. He served in Dessert Shield and Dessert Storm from 1990-1991 as a helicopter pilot and was recognized for coordinating the extraction of over 1400 prisoners of war. After a brief return to the states he deployed again to the Persian Gulf and Kuwait in 1992. During his career he participated in numerous overseas operations in the North Atlantic, Atlantic, Mediterranean, Middle East, Southwest Asia, Africa and Southern Pacific Theatres.
Major Quilty’s Marine career also included several years of training, evaluating, and guiding young pilots, officers and officer candidates. His multiple positions, both in the air and on the ground, included that of a senior instructor-pilot and evaluator, a training and aviation safety officer, a platoon commander at the Marine Corp Officer Candidate School in Quantico, VA, and an assistant professor of Naval Science at Boston University.
He attained a Masters Degree in Business Administration and following his retirement from the Marines, he pursued a certification as a Certified Financial Planner. While maintaining his own business, he also pursued and received a Doctorate of Law, while at the same time, serving as a boys and girls youth hockey coach for the town of Barnstable, and is a past president of the Board of Directors of Big Brothers and Big Sisters.
From 2104 to December of 2016, Major Quilty served as Executive Director of the Cape and Islands Veterans Outreach Center after having worked at the positions of Housing and SSVF coordinators for the organization. Major Quilty enthusiastically advocated for an increasingly professional Board and staff who would guarantee the sustainability of the organization in order that it continue to serve veterans of future generations. Major Quilty called upon his experience and multiple areas of expertise in finance, law and most important, the military to bring the organization to a new era of professionalism in the service of the veterans of today and tomorrow.
In December, 2016, Major Quilty began serving as the Director of Veteran Services for Barnstable County.