Grand Marshal Lieutenant Greg Pass

Prince William County Police Department

Greg Pass served as a MK-19 gunner with the 24th Infantry Division during Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm. As the ground war began, the US Army’s 24th Infantry Division spearheaded General Schwarzkopf’s famous “left hook” into Iraq, annihilating two Iraqi infantry divisions and four Republican Guard divisions. Pass was awarded the Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal (2 bronze service stars), National Defense Service Medal and the Kuwait Liberation Medal.

After his four-year enlistment, he became a seasonal police officer with the Ocean City, Maryland Police Department. In 1995, he was sworn in as a police officer with the Prince William County Police Department and was assigned as a patrol officer in the Manassas area. In his next, he was assigned as a Detective within the Vice & Narcotics Bureau. During this period, he was named the 2001 Virginia Narcotics Investigator of the Year by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. After his promotion to Sergeant, he helped establish the Gang Unit, where he served in a supervisory capacity for six years. Following his tour in the Gang Unit, he served as a K-9 handler and unit supervisor, and later served within the Office of the Chief of Police. He currently serves as a Watch Commander in the Central District.

Lieutenant Pass authored an article detailing gang enforcement tactics, which was published through the International Association of Chiefs of Police. He is also the author of “Scrapbook of Heroes – A Police Department’s Collective Family Tree in the Second World War”, which documents the stories of 117 WWII veterans who are related to the men and women of the Prince William County Police Department.

Pass also serves as the manager of the Voices of Freedom project at the National Museum of Americans in Wartime. Under his leadership, the project acquired a 36’ motor coach, which was retrofitted into a mobile recording studio – the first of its kind in the nation. The film studio travels to veteran’s organizations, retirement homes and military related events to record the stories of Americans who served during times of war. Over 250 stories of service and sacrifice have been captured, many of which are retained at the Library of Congress Veteran’s History Project.

Pass is a graduate of Osbourn Park Senior High School. He has received advanced training at the Institute for Leadership in Changing Times at Virginia Tech, the West Point Leadership Program at the Prince William County Criminal Justice Academy, and the DEA Drug Commander School. Lieutenant Pass is a member of the Fraternal Order of Police and is a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Greg Pass and his wife live in Prince William County with their 15-year-old daughter. During his down time, he enjoys hiking and backpacking. In 2014, he successfully climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, one of the “Seven Summits of the World”.

Grand Marshal Lieutenant Greg Pass

Prince William County Police Department