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Hall of Fame

Sergeant Major Gary Lynn Martz | Arkansas Military Veterans' Hall of Fame

Sergeant Major Gary Lynn Martz

Sergeant Major Martz, Batesville, U.S. Army, Afghanistan and Iraq. Awards include the Army Distinguished Service Medal, the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star for exceptionally meritorious combat achievement, the Meritorious Service Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, the Army Commendation Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, the Joint Service Achievement Medal, and the Army Achievement Medal.

Sergeant Major Martz was awarded The Legion of Merit on 28 October, 2009. The narrative reads as follows: “For exceptionally distinguished service while serving as Army Reserve, G-1 Sergeant Major from 27 June 2005 to 27 August 2009. His tireless dedication to duty, unparalleled professionalism, extraordinary depth of knowledge, and superb leadership were vital to the success of the Army Reserve. His exceptional organizational skills, mission focused guidance, and mentorship enabled the Army Reserve to become the strongest in our history. Through efforts he employed to streamline personnel management processes, the Army Reserve was able to achieve its Congressional End Strength Object of 206,000 in March 2009, a full four years ahead of projections. Sergeant Major Martz’s performance of duty is in keeping with the highest traditions of military service, and reflects great credit upon him, the United States Army Reserve and the United States Army.” 

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