FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (June 19, 2014) — Next week’s meeting of the Committee of Fifty, a civilian organization supporting Fort Leonard Wood, will include honors for Staff Sgt. Martin R. Delaney III, the organization’s June honoree who is the post’s 2014 noncommissioned officer of the year.
Staff Sgt. Martin R. Delaney III
A military policeman who enlisted in the Army in 2007, Delaney is back at Fort Leonard Wood for his first permanent duty assignment since coming to the post a half-dozen years ago for one-station unit training as an MP. He’s currently assigned to the Headquarters and Headquarters Company (HHC) of the 14th Military Police Brigade.
According to the Committee of Fifty’s biography of Delaney, he’s deployed three times, twice to Iraq and once to Afghanistan.
Delaney earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. After his 2004 graduation from Junction City High School in Kansas, he attended Pittsburg State University before enlisting in 2007. His military education includes Airborne School, Air Assault School, Warrior Leaders Course (where he was a leadership awardee), Jumpmaster School, Combat Lifesavers Course, Pathfinder School, Advanced Leaders Course (where he was a distinguished honor graduate), Army Basic Instructor Course, Cadre Training Course, Inter-service Nonlethal Individual Weapons Instructor Course, Protective Services Training, Anti-Terrorism Officer Basic Course, and the Anti-Terrorism Officer Advanced Course.
According to his biography, Delaney’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star medal, Army Commendation Medal (with four oak leaf clusters), Army Achievement Medal (with one silver oak leaf cluster and two bronze oak leaf clusters), Meritorious Unit Commendation, Navy Unit Commendation, Good Conduct Medal (second award), National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal (with one service star), Iraq Campaign Medal (two service stars), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, NCO Professional Developmental Ribbon (two awards), Army Service Ribbon, Army Overseas Service Ribbon (second award), NATO Medal, Combat Action Badge, Pathfinder Badge, Senior Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, and Drivers Badge (Wheeled).
Delaney, who was born in Jacksboro, Texas, has been married for five years and has two children.
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