Thomas Francis Meagher Award
Director of Veterans' Services
Greg Quilty, was recently appointed as the Department of Veterans' Services Director for the Barnstable District representing 15 towns from Wareham to Provincetown. Prior to serving in this capacity he was the Executive Director of the Cape & Islands Veterans Outreach Center, where, with the help of dedicated staff and volunteers, provided housing for homeless and low income veterans, holistic and traditional counseling for PTSD and TBI, veterans food pantry, and numerous other services to over 1,700 Cape Cod veterans per year.
Their efforts have prevented hundreds of veteran evictions over the last few years.
He gave 20 years of dedicated service to his country retiring as a Major in the United States Marine Corps. He served in the Multinational Peacekeeping Force in Beirut Lebanon in 1982 and 1983. He also served in Dessert Shield and Dessert Storm from 1990-1991 and after a brief return deployed again to the Persian Gulf and Kuwait in 1992. During his career he participated in numerous overseas operations in 32 countries around the world. He received his Masters Degree in Business from Boston University and JD from the University of Massachusetts.
He has coached youth hockey for over 10 years with both the Cape Cod Waves and Barnstable Youth Hockey and is a past President of Big Brothers and Big Sisters.
He married Carolyn Quilty, a long time 5th grade teacher at the Wixon School, soon after being commissioned a 2ndd Lieutenant in the Marine Corps. They have one daughter, Kathleen, who is an academic merit scholarship winner and field hockey player at Bentley University.
The Quiltys are fiercely proud of their Irish heritage. Greg was raised in South Boston by his grandparents who were natives of Limerick and Cork. A book about the uprising and the Irish leaders of 1916 was dedicated to Greg's great-grandfather Daniel Quilty.