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Valley View hires new Romeoville High School ROTC instructor

Published: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 9:32 a.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 9:33 a.m. CDT

ROMEOVILLE – A recently retired Marine and educator with 20 years of service in the military will head up the Marine Junior ROTC program at Romeoville High School.

The Valley View School District Board of Education gave its unanimous approval Monday night.

Major Benjamin “Ben” Bierly, who has served at the Marine Training and Education Command in Quantico, Va. for the past five years, will assume his new duties July 1.

“Romeoville High School is extremely excited to have Major Bierly join our staff for the upcoming school year,” said Romeoville High School Principal Derek Kinder. “Major Bierly will no doubt be a welcomed member of our community.”  

Bierly's duties prior to the Quantico assignment included executive officer for the 2nd Marine Logistics Group Headquarters Battalion at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina; deputy camp commander for the 3rd Force Service Support Group in Okinawa, Japan; and manager of logistics planning for the Marine Corps Logistics Command in Albany, Ga.

Major Bierly served as chairman of the Finance and Budget Advisory Committee for the Stafford County, VA public school system, where he was also active in church activities and coached youth baseball.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in history from the United States Naval Academy, as well as a Master of Arts degree in Government and a Master of Education degree, both from Regent University.

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