Glenn Freeman joined the Air Force in September 1955. During his military service, he served in various assignments in several foreign countries including Newfoundland, Guam, Korea, Japan, Republic of the Philippines, and three one-year tours in Southeast Asia.
His military decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, three Meritorious Service Medals, four Air Force Commendation Medals, and the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Combat V (Valor) Device. He retired from the Air Force as a Chief Master Sergeant in October 1985 after thirty years of service. Upon retirement from the Air Force, Glenn became active in politics. He is a former Chairman of the Douglas County Republican Party and the Republican Forum.
Glenn currently serves as President of the Omaha Chapter Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge, a patriotic civic organization that sponsors annual trips to Valley Forge, Pennsylvania for high school juniors to attend a seminar on patriotism and the founding patriots.
In January 1989, the Governor of Nebraska appointed Glenn Commissioner with the State Equal Opportunity Commission. He also served on the Human Relations, and Civil Rights Hearing Boards for the City of Omaha.
In January 2000 the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights appointed Glenn to a two year term on the Nebraska Civil Rights Advisory Committee. He was reappointed in 2002 and 2004. He is the author of a published essay on racism in America entitled "Good Racism - Bad Racism". During 1997-98, Glenn served on the Omaha Public School Desegregation Task Force on busing. He co-wrote a minority report to the Task Force Recommendation Report which recommended that busing for integration be halted. Glenn's report was adopted and is presently the prevailing policy. He is married and has three children.