SFC Chuck Martinez

SFC Chuck Martinez

Dates of Service: Jan 1965 - Jan 1996
RETIRED
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  • PVT
  • PV2 Jan 65
  • PFC Jun 65
  • SPC Mar 66
  • SGT
  • SSG 79
  • SFC Jan 88

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I was raised in 665 West i60th St. in Manhattan New York, my mother Emma was a homemaker and raised 11 children, 8 females, and 3 boys. My dad was a baker for a large baking company in Mount Vernon, New York. I grew up watching combat and was always fascinated by the combat scenes during WWll. When I turned 17 years old, I convince Mom and Dad to sign for me to join the army.The rest is history!

Military Experiences

Feb 1994 - Jan 1998
NCOIC Malone Training ranges
My last duty station; Trained basic and AIT soldiers entering the army, military personnel on the semiannual weapon qualifications, ran the hand grenade qualification range, the M60 live-fire basic training course with live ammo, and the urban terrain warfare course. The army gave me one whole year to train in my new career in Law enforcement. Went from the fire right into the frying pan. Boots on the ground during 911 at the pentagon.
Jan 1989 - Jan 1992
Bi lingual Commando Instructor
Teaching the commando course to soldiers from countries involved in Civil wars in South American Countries. The training was composed as that compatible with the US Army Ranger course.
Jan 1986 - Jan 1989
B Co
Platoon Sergeant/ TNG NCO
Platoon Sgt and training NCO for new Cohort units coming in from the mainland at the company level fresh out of AIT. Mostly Mountain training at the company and platoon level. Jungle warfare type of training, map reading, navigation, Unit level exercises, repelling, the UCMJ, and weapons training with The M16A2s and the M60s. Constant matching drilling to establish esprit de corps!
Jan 1983 - Jan 1986
2-508 PIR
Training NCO and Re-enlisting NCO
I was responsible for training new arrivals to our company B of the 2/508th Arbonne Infantry Unit. I jumped with my unit into Panama for the jungle warfare training course on February 1984. The platoon I was leading came in first but that was the second time I was in Panama and knew the area very well. I was also the reenlistment NCO for the 2/508th. My Cmdr. at the time was LTC Henry H. Shelton, who got promoted to full COL and became our Brigade CDR. He went on to become the Army Chief of staff. I ran into him again during 9/11 at which time I was a federal law enforcement officer. Shelton was a really tall man and a mean dude.

Deployments

(16 years, 10 months)
Feb 1990 - May 1993
25th Infantry Div, Schofield Barracks
Training NCO at Ft. Shafter Hawaii, responsible for developing classes for the 25th Infantry Div MOSIT program. Responsible for writing up orders for mainland training candidates for Ranger and Airborne courses. Monthly reports to the USACH Cdr on all training and responsible for the semiannual physical fitness testing of all Ft. Shafter personnel!
Jan 1986 - Jan 1989
Schofield Barracks, Hawaii
Platoon Sgt and training NCO for new Cohort units coming in from the mainland at the company level fresh out of AIT. Mostly Mountain training at the company and platoon level. Jungle warfare type of training, map reading, navigation, Unit level exercises, repelling, the UCMJ, and weapons training with The M16A2s and the M60s. NCOIC of firing range
Jan 1979 - Nov 1983
Heidelberg, Germany Patton Barracks
Training NCO for Directorate, Security, plans, Operations, and training for the 26th support Group/US Military Community Activity, Heidelberg, Germany. NCOIC in Charge of Security, and small arms range, and Coordinator for Unit Readiness Briefing and Ammunition forecasting.
Jun 1974 - Jun 1977
Aviation Ordinance man
Change of service from the Army to the US Navy as an ordinance man at Whidbey Island, WA. Was deployed to the Caribbean and on a Shakedown cruise for three months on the USS Nimitz. Deployed on an 8-month European cruise from January to July 1975. Discharged June 1977 and returned to the US Army until retirement in 1998. Mostly worked on the EA-6Bs!

Military Credentials

Professional Development Schools

Apr 1987 - Apr 1989

Hawaii Pacific University/Supervisory Leadership

Jan 1972 - Jan 1986

PLDC, BNOC, ANOC

Individual & Special Skill Schools
Certifications

Feb 1976

Electrons Tech

Foreign Language Skills

1980

German (2+/1+)

1975

Spanish (4+/2+)

1971

Italian (2/2+)

Additional Specialization(s)
Security Clearance
Secret

Academic Degrees

Academic Degrees

2003 - 2005

Florida Metropolitan University

Bachelors Degree, Criminal Justice/Investigation

1991 - 1993

Hawaii Pacific University

Associate Degree, Leadship and management

1976 - 1978

1974 - 1976

Technical Career Institute

Job/Skill Training, Electronic Tech Servicing

Personal Information

Interests
Fishing Fishingmedal detectingwalking mountainous areas
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