Major Peter J. Glennon served in the U.S. Air Force and New York Air National Guard for more than 24 years, retiring in May 2015. Known as a “mustang” in military parlance, Major Glennon first enlisted in 1991 at the age of 17, which required his father’s permission and signature, and later served as an officer after earning a commission in 2000. Beginning as an Avionics Systems Technician, Major Glennon held a variety of positions during his service, including Squadron Commander, Operations Group Executive Officer and JAG Officer. Major Glennon earned his associate’s and bachelor’s degrees, and then graduated from law school, all while serving in the military.
Major Glennon received numerous recognitions, awards, and medals during his service, including two Meritorious Service Medals, three Air Force Commendation Medals, and several Air Force Achievement Medals.
Although retired from military service, Major Glennon continues serving his community in a variety of capacities, with a focus on supporting veterans. Most notably, he is a co-founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Honor Flight Rochester, Inc., which has flown more than 2,800 veterans to Washington D.C. over the past 10 years.
Major Glennon has spoken at numerous events and schools, including the 55th Senate District’s “Take a Veteran to School” program, where he talks about Honor Flight and military service in order to educate today’s youth about the sacrifice of our military members. He also is a proud member of the Pittsford Rayson-Miller American Legion Post #899, serves as a vice president of the Rochester Rotary Club, and is a member the St. Louis Council Knights of Columbus in Pittsford.
Major Glennon is the principal of The Glennon Law Firm, P.C. and lives in Pittsford with his wife, Kimberly, and their four children.