Lieutenant Colonel Demetrius Green

U.S. Veteran

July 9, 1966 – September 25, 2022

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Lieutenant Colonel Demetrius Green passed away September 25, 2022 in Washington, D.C. Demetrius was born in Birmingham, Alabama on July 9, 1966 and was the son of Lillie Doss Ford and Nathan Doss. He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Doreen Kiesslich Green and their two daughters Victoria and Alexandra; his mother Lillie Doss Ford; his siblings, Keith (Phyllis), Vanessa, Linda, Beverly and Cheryl (Antonio). He graduated from Carver High School in May 1984. In June 1990, he enlisted in the Army and completed initial training in January 1991 completing basic and Advanced Individual Training (AIT) as a Preventive Medicine Specialist. Private Green reported to his first duty station in the country of Panama in May 1991. Assigned to the Gorgas Hospital, his duties included protecting the warfighters against diseases such as dysentery, proving immunizations as well as working entomology. Following his tour in Panama, Specialist Green returned to the U.S. in June 1993 and served as a Paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division and 86th Civil Affairs Battalion (Airborne) at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Seeking to make a larger impact, Staff Sergeant Green after completing a bachelor’s in Chemistry, applied for and completed Officer Candidate School (OCS) in August 1997. Five months later, he graduated from the U.S. Army Engineer School as an Engineer responsible for demolitions, constructing roads and bridges, and geospatial integration into combat operations. Second Lieutenant Green’s first commissioned tour was to Germany (1998-2000).  He served as battalion Adjutant, Sapper Platoon Leader, Assault & Obstacle Platoon Leader and Executive Officer in Bamberg. In these roles, Lieutenant Green was responsible for conducting a live breach during exercises in Germany and Slovenia as well as preparation for the battalion’s first participation in the international 4-day 100 miles marching event. Preparation included a foot movement from Grafenwoehr to Bamberg, Germany 140 kms over the course of three days. 2001-2006. Over the next six years Captain Green served in positions of increasing responsibility. From Opposing Force (OPFOR) Engineer at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center to assistant operations officer to company commander as well as a deployment to Iraq. 2007-2012. These years saw Major Green man and equip an Engineer detachment from inception to combat; run a battalion as its operations officer to being a brigade engineer as well as a mentor to an Afghan Col in northern Afghanistan. During the time he was deployed two more times to Iraq and Afghanistan. In May 2012, Major Green was moved to the National Training Center (NTC) to serve as an observer controller/trainer. As promotion to Lieutenant Colonel he was selected to be the Chief of Protocol of Ft. Irwin, the second busiest location in the Department of Defense for dignitaries next to the Pentagon. In June 2014, after attendance at the Joint Combined Warfighting School at the Joint Forces Staff College, LTC Green arrived at USEUCOM to be the Chief, Joint Fires Element. During the next two and a half years, LTC, Green participated in every USEUCOM event real world exercise. He had been asked for by name to come to other major commands such as Strategic Command in Nebraska and Northern Command in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Retiring after 26.5 years of service, LTC Green’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star; Joint Service Achievement Medal; Army Accommodation Medal; Army Achievement Medal; Humanitarian Assistance Medal; Iraqi Campaign Medal; Afghanistan Campaign Medal; Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development; U.S. Military Paratrooper Qualification; Egyptian Paratrooper Qualification. Following his service for the country he continued to serve the nation´s younger generation. He taught as an elementary school teacher and JROTC instructor in the Tampa, Florida area before he decided to join the team of a tech company in the Virginia/Washington DC area. LTC Green’s holds a Bachelor’s in Chemistry, Excelsior College; Master’s in Public Administration, Webster University; Master’s Special Education, Liberty University. Burial, with honors, will take place January 27, 2023 in Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, we ask that you kindly consider a donation to the charitable organization Hope for The Warriors in LTC Green’s honor. Live feed of burial  

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Burial, with honors, will take place January 27, 2023 in Arlington National Cemetery.