Oct. 27, 2021

SMSgt (Ret) Tiwanda Griffin-Greer: "What happens to The Survivors?" Coping With The Aftermath of an Active Shooter - Ep 19

SMSgt (Ret) Tiwanda Griffin-Greer:
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"What happens to The Survivors?" Coping With The Aftermath of an Active Shooter  All HeroFront streaming platforms and social media: A first-hand witness of an active shooter event that tragically unfolded at Lackland Training Annex in 2016. SMSgt Griffin-Greer discusses struggling with survivor’s guilt, invisible wounds, and giving 100% to the Air Force and her family. Senior Master Sergeant Griffin-Greer completed seven years First Sergeant duty at 37 TRW, 37 TRG, JBSA-Lackland Texas at the 37 TRG Training Support Squadron (TRSS), 344th Training Squadron, 342nd Training Squadron and Seymour Johnson’s 4th Fighter Wing’s Wing Staff Agency and 4th Operations group. Prior to First Sergeant duty, she was assigned as the Senior Enlisted Leader of the Surgical Technology Course at the Medical Education & Training Campus, at Fort Sam Houston, Texas where she provided supervision and instruction to over 780 students annually in a 368-hour entry-level surgical technician course. She was born in Alexandria Virginia, raised in Raleigh North Carolina and is married to William DeShon Greer and has 2 children: Aaron-26, and Cristian-22. After graduating high school, she attended Draughons Medical College in Atlanta Ga. where she studied to become a Medical Assistant. Upon graduation, she was employed at Planned Parenthood of Greater Raleigh; Dr’s Urgent Care Center and served a brief stint at the local health department while awaiting admission to nursing school. She decided to enlist in the Air Force in 1994 and became a surgical technician. SMSgt Griffin-Greer also served a total of seven and ½ years as a recruiter at the 337th Recruiting Squadron as both an Enlisted Accessions recruiter and as an Operations NCO, Prior Service liaison. She has completed, Airman Leadership School (ALS), Non-Commissioned Officer Academy, (NCOA) the Basic Instructor Course (BIC), the Coast Guard’s Chief Petty Officer Senior Enlisted Academy (CPOA), the Instructor Supervisor Training Course and received her Surgical Services Associates of Applied Science and Instructor of Technology and Military Science Degree and Human Resource Management degrees via CCAF in Jun 2007, 2008 and 2012. She has also received the Occupational Instructor and Professional Manager and earned the title of Master Instructor. She has completed Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education (SEJPME), her Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership and is currently enrolled in Liberty University’s Masters in Theological Studies program. SMSgt Griffin-Greer has also performed as a certified Mediator and Conflict Management Coach for the Alamo Federal Executive Board’s (AFEB) Alternate Dispute Resolution Program for more than five years. When she is not creatively crafting in her home office, engaged in one of her 3 small businesses, recording podcasts for PTSD/Invisible wound sufferers, advocating for female veterans or public speaking, she currently volunteers her time at the USO of NC-Seymour Johnson Center and assists her community with her military Sorority, Kappa Epsilon Psi, Military Sorority Inc.