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Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow


Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow

Barstow, California
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Sergeant Major, Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow Sergeant Major Sergio MartinezRuiz



Sergeant Major Sergio MartinezRuiz is a native of Chihuahua, Mexico.  He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in January 1993 and attended Recruit Training in San Diego, Calif.  Following completion of recruit training he transferred to MCB Camp Pendleton for Marine Combat Training.  Upon completion of MCT PFC Martinez transferred to Court House Bay, N.C. for assignment to Basic Engineer School. In July 1993 and upon completion of Basic Combat Engineer School he was assigned to 8th Engineer Support Battalion for duty as a Combat Engineer.

While serving with 8th ESB he deployed numerous times in support of Joint Task Force-6 conducting counter-drug operations; first serving as platoon guide and later as platoon sergeant.  In July 1997, upon returning from his last deployment, then Sergeant Martinez transferred to Parris Island, S.C. where he attended Drill Instructor School.  After graduating DI School he was assigned to 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, first serving as Drill Instructor and then Senior Drill Instructor.  While stationed at Parris Island he also attended the Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection Officer Course and was certified as an AT/FPO.  In October 2000, Staff Sergeant Martinez transferred to Marine Wing Support Squadron 371 in Yuma, Ariz.  His assignments included the Construction Staff Noncommissioned Officer in Charge, Officer in Charge, Engineer Company Operations Chief and Company First Sergeant.  In June 2002, he again deployed in support of JTF-6.  

In January 2003, Gunnery Sergeant Martinez received orders to the Professor of Naval Science, Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC), at the University of Florida. During this assignment he performed the duties of the Assistant Marine Officer Instructor and Marine Officer Instructor.  In June 2004, he received orders to augment Officer Candidate School in Quantico, Va. as a Sergeant Instructor.  In April 2005 First Sergeant Martinez transferred to 1st Tank Battalion, in Twentynine Palms, Calif. In September 2005, he deployed to Iraq in support of OIF 04-06.  During this time his company was in direct support of Regimental Combat Team 2.  After returning from deployment, 1st Sgt. Martinez served as the Corporals’ Course Director and supervised its successful implementation. In preparation for his second deployment, he served as a controller and trainer while personally training the company in guard mount as part of the pre-deployment Site Security Training Exercise. In April 2007 he again deployed with Bravo Company, 1st Tank Battalion to Iraq, in support of OIF 06-08. While deployed for a second time he attended the Sensitive Site Exploitation Course, and later served as the SSE Commander during operation MAWTINI I, which assisted 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion in Area of Operation Denver.  In November 2007 1st Sgt. Martinez returned to CONUS and shortly thereafter received orders to the School of Infantry West. In March 2008 he detached from 1st Tank Battalion and reported to the Commanding Officer, SOI-West, MCB Camp Pendleton for assignment to Charlie Company, Infantry Training Battalion.  In July 2009 1st Sgt. Martinez received orders and was subsequently assigned to 2nd Battalion, 11th Marines as the Battalion Sergeant Major. In this capacity he deployed to Afghanistan as part of Task Force Belleau Wood and Task Force Leatherneck.   

In January 2013 Sergeant Major Martinez detached from 2/11 and reported to Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 12, and in February 2014 he was assigned as the Marine Aircraft Group 12 Sergeant Major. In this capacity he planned, coordinated and executed the Staff Sergeant Indoctrination Course and the newly implemented Lance Corporal Leadership Seminar. He was promoted to his current rank on May 1, 2010.

His Personal decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with one gold star in lieu of a second award, and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with one gold star in lieu of a second award.

Sergeant Major Martinez holds an Associate of Arts Degree and a Bachelor of Science degree in Homeland Security.