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Step into the world of courage, commitment, and courtroom brilliance on this week’s Cedarville Stories Podcast. Join us as we explore the journey of Col. (Ret.) Greg Thompson, who could be referred to as Cedarville’s version of Tom Cruise from the movie A Few Good Men.

In a career spanning two decades in the United States Air Force, Col. Thompson served in the esteemed Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAG) under the leadership of four U.S. presidents — George W. Bush, Barack Obama, Donald Trump, and Joe Biden. While he may not have risked his career in a dramatic trial a la A Few Good Men, Col. Thompson’s unwavering confidence and strategic brilliance were a constant presence in the courtroom.

But his story goes beyond the confines of the courtroom. When international conflicts loomed, Col. Thompson stood on high alert, providing sage legal advice during critical moments. From navigating increased tension with North Korea to playing a pivotal role in preparing for the fallout of relocating the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, his commitment to duty shone brightly.

Throughout it all, Col. Thompson leaned on his faith in Jesus, guiding him to share wise counsel and stand confidently in the face of challenges. He noticed distinct leadership styles among the U.S. presidents he served under but observed a common thread in military actions.

In this episode, we uncover the intricacies of Col. Thompson’s courtroom experiences, from litigating and defending clients facing serious accusations to providing crucial legal advice to senior officers during times of international conflict. Today, he has seamlessly transitioned from the courtroom to the classroom, bringing his wealth of knowledge to Cedarville University’s criminal justice program.

Don’t miss this compelling episode of Cedarville Stories. Tune in to hear the captivating narrative of Col. Greg Thompson — a man whose life has been marked by service, faith, and an unyielding commitment to justice.

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Mark Weinstein

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