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Sergeant Ryan P. Martinez | USMC
Sergeant Martinez was born in Durango Colorado. He went to Marine Corps Recruit training in 2005, earning the Military Occupation Specialty (MOS) as an infantryman. Upon graduation of the School of Infantry, Sergeant Martinez received orders to 1st Battalion 4th Marines in Camp Pendleton, CA.
Sergeant Martinez deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, shortly after arriving to the Fleet Marine Force (FMF), with the 11th Marine expeditionary force. This deployment would include Combat Operations, Humanitarian Operations in Thailand, Reinforcing the American Embassy in Qatar, and Counter Insurgency Operations. Upon his return, Sergeant Martinez took command of 2nd platoon, 1stsquad leader. He conducted a five-month pre-deployment training exercise, where he would be detached from adjacent units with complete battlefield control.
Sergeant Martinez then deployed in 2006 to Al Quim Iraq, where he would be in command of a squad of marines conducting continuous combat operations. Sergeant Martinez and his Marines conducted combat operations, successfully leading to the capture of 1 high value target, aiding the Battalions’ mission in Iraq. Also Sergeant Martinez and his Marines were responsible for the interdiction of over 105 IED (Improvised Explosive Device). After returning home in 2007, Sergeant Martinez attended urban assault leaders course, and advanced breaches course. From 2008 to 2009, Sergeant Martinez was deployed to Fallujah, Iraq as a Mobile Assault Section Leader for 2nd platoon. On this deployment, Sergeant Martinez and his Marines found 7 top secret computers that had been stolen from Naval Units, 75 Improvised Explosive Devices (IED), and conducted numerous humanitarian operations.
Upon his return home in 2009, Sergeant Martinez attended and later graduated from Infantry Squad Leaders Course (ISLC) in Camp Pendleton, CA. In 2009 Sergeant Martinez was sent to the Republic of Georgia to support the Georgian Army Training Mission (GDP-ISAF mission) for their deployment to Afghanistan. Sergeant Martinez was sent to the Battalions’ Remain Behind Element (RBE) in 2010 to assume responsibility of the Medical Platoon Sergeant, while the Battalion was forwarded deployed on the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). In 2011 Sergeant Martinez was assigned as the Platoon Commander for Charlie Company, 3rd platoon. In 2012 Sergeant Martinez attended and later graduated from Combat Instructor School (MCIS). Sergeant Martinez was assigned as a Combat Instructor for Alpha Company, Infantry Training Battalion, where he successfully instructed four Infantry Training Cycles. Sergeant Martinez then received orders to the Instructor Group aboard The School of Infantry, Infantry Training Battalion (WEST). Here he would instruct hundreds of students on various Infantry base knowledge and skills, as well as reform policy and procedures, aiding in the production of a more qualified Entry-Level Infantrymen in the Fleet Marine Force (FMF).