Martin S. Kleiner
Colonel Martin S. Kleiner was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class 56-67, 28 September 1967. His first duty assignment was as a Training Officer, Company E, 3rd Battalion, 4th Training Brigade, Fort Polk, Louisiana. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Assistant Platoon Leader, Gun Platoon, 116th Assault Helicopter Company, Cu Chi, Republic of Vietnam; Aviation Operations Officer/ Rotary Wing Aviator, 6th Special Forces Group and John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Operations Officer/ Air Mission Commander, C Troop, 7th Battalion 17 Air Cavalry, Pleiku/An Son, Republic of Vietnam; Company Commander, Assistant S-3 and Aviation Commander, 1st Brigade, 7th Infantry Division, Fort Ord, California; Commander Rotary Wing Priority Air Transport Division, Davison Army Air Field, Fort Belvoir, Virginia; Field Test Officer, U.S. Army Operational Test and Evaluation, Command, Falls Church, Virginia; Commander, U.S. Army Airborne Electronic Test, Activity, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Center, Lakehurst, New Jersey; Commander U.S. Army Research Development and Standardization Group, American Embassy, Bonn, Germany; Training and Doctrine Command Systems Manager, Joint Surveillance and Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS), U.S. Army Intelligence Center/School, Fort Huachuca, Arizona; Commander Joint STARS Operational Det 1, U.S. Central Command, Third Army, Saudi Arabia; Tradoc Systems Manager Joint STARS, U.S. Army Intelligence Center/School, Fort Huachuca, Arizona. | Colonel Kleiner’s decorations include 2 awards of the Legion of Merit, 2 Distinguished Flying Crosses, 2 Bronze Star Medals, 2 Purple Hearts, 4 Meritorious Service Medals, 27 Air Medals including the "V" device, an Army Commendation Medal, an Army Good Conduct Medal, the Parachute Badge, and numerous commendation, service, and campaign medals. He is a Master Army Aviator with 3600 flying hours of which over 1200 were performed in combat. In April 2000 COL Kleiner was inducted into the US Army Officer Candidate School (OCS) Hall of Fame.