Martin B. Spann

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Martin B. Spann

Martin B. Spann

Colonel Martin B. Spann began his military career by enlisting in the United States Marine Corps. After he was honorably discharged he joined the United States Army and later the United States Army National Guard. He was commissioned as a Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class 1-82, 27 August 1982, where he was a Distinguished Military Graduate.  His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, C Company, 4th Battalion, 160th Infantry Regiment, Riverside California; |His subsequent duty assignments include: Heavy Mortar Platoon Leader, Combat Support Company, 4th Battalion, 160th Infantry Regiment, Fullerton, California; Heavy Mortar Platoon Leader, Detachment -1, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Battalion, 160th Infantry Regiment, Fullerton, California; Executive Officer, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Battalion, 160th Infantry Regiment, Santa Ana, California; Commanding Officer, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Battalion, 160th Infantry Regiment, Santa Ana, California; Special Security Officer, G-2 section, 40th Division, Los Alamitos, California; Aide-de-Camp to Division Commander, 40th Division, Los Alamitos, California; Assistant S-2, 40th Division Support Command, Long Beach, California; Assistant S-2, First Brigade, 40th Division, Los Alamitos, California; S-3, First Brigade, 40th Division, Los Alamitos, California; Executive Officer, 4th Battalion, 160th Infantry Regiment, Santa Ana, California; Deputy G-3, 40th Division, Los Alamitos, California; Commanding Officer, 3rd Battalion, 160th Infantry Regiment, Inglewood, California; Retired Reserve, U.S. Army Reserve Human Resources Command, St. Louis, Missouri; Special Police Commando Advisory Team Leader, Civilian Police Assistant Training Team, Multi-National Security Transition Command-Iraq; Multi-National Force Liaison Officer to Iraqi Interior Minister, Multi-National Security Transition Command-Iraq, Multi National Force- Iraq; Assistant Chief of Staff, G3/5/7, 311th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), Los Angeles, California; Senior Military Advisor, Afghan National Civil Order Police (A.N.C.O.P.), NATO Training Mission- Afghanistan/ Combined Security Transition Command - Afghanistan; Assistant Chief of Staff G3/5/7, United States Army Reserve Joint and Special Troops Support Command, Salt Lake City, Utah; Assistant Chief of Staff G3/5/7, 76th Operational Response Command, Salt Lake City, Utah; Chief of Staff, 76th Operational Response Command, Salt Lake City, Utah:

Colonel Spann's military awards and decorations include: the Legion of Merit with 3 bronze oak leaf clusters, Soldier’s Medal, Bronze Star Medal with Combat “V” and 2 bronze oak leaf clusters, Purple Heart Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with 2 bronze oak leaf clusters , Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal with 1 silver  oak leaf cluster, Joint Service Achievement Medal 1 bronze oak leaf cluster, Army Achievement Medal with 4 bronze oak leaf clusters, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal with 1 silver and 3 bronze oak leaf clusters, National Defense Service Medal with 2 bronze service stars, Armed Forces Service Medal with 2 bronze service stars, Humanitarian Service Medal with 2 bronze service stars, United States Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal with 1 bronze service star, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with 2 bronze service stars, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, NATO Afghanistan Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with gold hourglass and letter “M”, Army Service Ribbon, NCO Professional Development Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon with numeral 2, Joint Meritorious Unit Award with 3 bronze oak leaf clusters, U S Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation, U S Army Meritorious Unit Commendation, Combat Infantryman Badge (1st Award), Combat Action Badge (1st Award), Expert Infantryman Badge, Basic Parachutist Badge and Scuba Diver Badge. Expert Badge (Rifle/Pistol), Meritorious Mast (3rd Award), USMC Expert Rifle Badge, USMC Certificate of Commendation, the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Ministry of Interior’s Medal of Honor.

Additional Information

  • Rank

    Colonel

  • Graduated From

    Fort Benning, Georgia

  • Highest Award

    Legion of Merit

  • Year Inducted

    2010

  • Branch Of Service

    Infantry

  • HF ID #

    HF_02521