CW5 Martin culminated a distinguished 38-year career in April 2013. CW5 Martin enlisted in the Women’s Army Corps in March 1975 and achieved the rank of Master Sergeant before being appointed as a Quartermaster Warrant Officer in 1991. Throughout her Warrant Officer career, she served in a variety of career enhancing assignments that includes the Battalion Property Book Officer, 468th Chemical Battalion; Battalion Property Book Officer, 809th Quartermaster Battalion; Property Accounting Technician, 90th Regional Readiness Command; Property Accounting Technician, 120th Infantry Brigade; and Property Accounting Technician, 143rd Transportation Command. As the Property Book Officer for the 120th Infantry Brigade, she realigned the Brigade’s Department of Defense Activity Address Codes to match with the Logistics Support Activity’s database thus allowing for a seamless interface with the Standard Army Retail Supply System. Her efforts resulted in aligned funding accounts and timely payments of all requisitions. While assigned to the 143rd Transportation Command, she deployed to Iraq in support of OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM. She was forward deployed to Camp Victory, Iraq, and appointed as the first Theater Property Book Officer. As the Brigade Property Book Officer for the Infantry Brigade Element North, her masterful oversight of the command’s property accountability posture led to increased asset visibility through her direct efforts of establishing accountability for previously unaccounted for mission essential equipment. In her final active-duty assignment, she served as the Reserve Component Quartermaster Proponent Warrant Officer assigned to the Office of the Quartermaster General, United States Army Quartermaster School where she oversaw personnel development actions for over 1,150 Army National Guard and Reserve Component Quartermaster Warrant Officers. Chief Warrant Officer Five Martin was inducted as a Distinguished Member of the Quartermaster Regiment in June 2010. She is a recipient of the Distinguished Order of Saint Martin.
US Army Quartermaster Corps
The Quartermaster Hall of Fame award is the highest form of recognition the Corps offers. This much coveted award honors individuals who are judged to have made the most significant contributions to the overall history and traditions of the Quartermaster Corps.