Photo Credit: Skip Vaughn / Redstone Rocket

Country music star Craig Morgan wore his Army green service uniform Saturday at Redstone Arsenal. The Reserve Soldier was promoted to warrant officer in a pinning ceremony at Heiser Hall attended by his fellow members of the 313th Army Band, family and friends from as far away as Texas and Oklahoma. He was promoted from staff sergeant.

Warrant Officer 1 Craig Morgan Greer serves as associate bandmaster for the 313th Army Band at Redstone Arsenal. The 313th is under the 81st Readiness Division at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, which also includes the 100th Army Band at Fort Knox, Kentucky, and the 208th Army Band at Concord, North Carolina.

“I am here as part of this command and honored and grateful and proud to be part of it,” Greer, 59, said. The Tennessee native – born in Kingston Springs and residing in Dickson – re-joined the Army Reserve on July 29, 2023, while on stage at the Grand Ole Opry after a 13-year break in service. The oath of enlistment was administered by Gen. Andrew Poppas, commander of the Army Forces Command.

He first joined the Army in 1985 and served on active duty for nine and a half years as a member of the 101st and 82nd Airborne Divisions and remained in the Reserve for another six and a half years. Greer was a Ranger, a forward observer and fire support specialist with the 101st, the 82nd and the 3rd Ranger Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment. He participated in the U.S. Invasion of Panama in 1989.

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