Senior logistics unit names first Command Chief Warrant Officer

| November 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
Warrant Officer Five Michael B. Martin discusses the critical role the Warrant Officer Corps plays in the success of the TSC and Army mission, at his delegation ceremony, Oct. 31, at Smith Theater. (Photo by Spc. David C. Innes, 8th Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs)

Warrant Officer Five Michael B. Martin discusses the critical role the
Warrant Officer Corps plays in the success of the TSC and Army mission, at his delegation ceremony, Oct. 31, at Smith Theater. (Photo by Spc. David C. Innes, 8th Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs)

Photos by Spc. David C. Innes Jr
8th Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — Chief warrant officers are highly regarded as adaptive technical experts, combat leaders, trainers, advisers and — in the words of the Pacific’s senior logistician, Maj. Gen. Edward F. Dorman III — “the miracle workers of our Army.”

So naturally, when a top chief warrant officer position was created for Dorman’s 8th Theater Sustainment Command, Chief Warrant Officer 5 Michael B. Martin was named to fill the position.

He assumed the command chief warrant officer responsibility during a ceremony, here, Oct. 31.

Martin joined the Army in 1983 and earned the rank of warrant officer one in 1993. During his 21 years in the Warrant Officer Corps, he has served with the 7th Battalion, 159th Aviation Regiment, and the 160th Special Operations Avn. Regt.

Dorman emphasized the impact that Martin’s years of experience will have on the command, and the overall important role that all warrant officers play in our Army.

“Today, we celebrate a phenomenal Soldier, the technical expert, the logistics warrior and warfighters’ logistician,” he said.

Martin said, “The senior warrant officer plays a critical role in the professional development of the Warrant Officer Corps within this two-star command. This is the first time outside of aviation and special forces in the Pacific where we have had a command chief warrant officer for an organization of a two-star commander or higher.”

As the senior Army logistics command in the Pacific, 8th TSC troops are the experts on logistics and supply for land operations. The organization’s 125 warrant officers, represent 25 different military occupational specialties and provide the technical leadership to make that massive mission possible.

Martin said the new position, makes him feel “honored, privileged, excited, nervous, apprehensive, but my goal is to work with each and every warrant officer of the command, to get involved in their careers, to help with their professional development and, overall, to bring warrant officers to the leading roles in this Theater Sustainment Command’s mission, impacting logistics throughout the Pacific.”

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