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Col. Timothy H. Martz is the Commander, Air Force Reserve Command Recruiting Service, Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia. He serves as an advisor to the AFRC Commander, Vice Commander, senior staff and field Numbered Air Force and Wing Commanders on all reserve recruiting matters. He exercises oversight for more than 450 military and civilian personnel at 240 locations world-wide. In addition, he provides direction for Headquarters AFRC Recruiting entities to include three main divisions, the Commander’s Support Staff, HHQ liaison teams, and the Commander’s Inspection Program.
Col. Martz was born in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. He enlisted in the Air Force Reserve in 1985, and served as an enlisted Security Specialist until 1994. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee in 1990. He was commissioned through the Deserving Airman Commissioning Program, serving as an Air Transportation Officer until returning to the Security Forces career field in 1998.
Prior to his current assignment, Col. Martz was the Vice Commander of the Air Force Reserve Command Recruiting Service, Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia.
Col. Martz has served as the Commander for three Air Force Security Forces Squadrons and one North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Group. He has provided direct support for Operations NOBLE EAGLE, ENDURING FREEDOM, and IRAQI FREDOM. His deployments include combined joint assignments with Special Operations Command Central, Combined Forces Special Operations Component Command, and NATO Command Kandahar Airfield.
1990 Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
2000 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala. by correspondence
2006 Security Forces Advanced Officer Course, Lackland AFB, Texas
2008 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala. by correspondence
2009 AFRC Leadership Today and Tomorrow Course, Washington D.C.
2014 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala. by correspondence
1. June 1986–March 1994, Security Specialist, Security Controller, Mobility NCO, Fire Team Leader, Assistant Squad Leader, 440th Security Forces Squadron, General Mitchell IAP-ARS, Wis.
2. April 1994–September 1998, Air Transportation Officer, 34th Aerial Port Squadron, GMAIP-ARS, Wis.
3. October 1998–August 2003, Flight Commander, 440th Security Forces Squadron, GMAIP-ARS, Wis.
4. November 2002–December 2002; January 2003–May 2003, Force Protection Officer, Special Operations Command Central, MacDill AFB, Fla., Combined Forces Special Operations Component Command, Camp As Sayliah, Qatar; Special Operations Command and Control Element, Doha, Kuwait; Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force-A, Afghanistan; CFSOCC, Baghdad, Iraq
5. August 2003–May 2006, Operations Officer, 440th Security Forces Squadron, GMIAP-ARS, Wis.
6. April 2006–September 2006, Commander, 43rd Security Forces Squadron, Pope AFB, N.C.
7. May 2006–January 2008, Commander, 440th Security Forces Squadron, GMIAP-ARS, Wis.
8. April 2011–November 2011, COMKAF Base Security Group Commander, Chief Base Security NATO/ISAF, and Senior Duty Officer, Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan
9. February 2008–November 2016, Commander, 94th Security Forces Squadron, Dobbins ARB, Ga.
10. December 2016–September 2018, Vice Commander, AFRC Recruiting Service, Robins AFB, Ga.
11. October 2018–Present, Commander, AFRC Recruiting Service, Robins AFB, Ga.
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Bronze Star Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal
Air Force Combat Action Medal
National Defense Service Medal with star device
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Afghanistan Campaign Medal with two star devices
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with silver hour glass and M device
NATO Non-Article 5 Medal
Bulgarian Minister of Defense Mission Medal (Foreign Medal) – Afghanistan
2010 and 2013 USAF Outstanding Reserve Component Security Forces Unit Awards
2010 and 2013 AFRC Outstanding Security Forces Full-Time Unit Awards
2014 94th Airlift Wing and 94th Mission Support Group Squadron of the Year Awards
2014 Reserve Officers Association Outstanding Non-Flying Unit Award
2015 94th Mission Support Group Unit of the Year
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant March 18, 1994
First Lieutenant March 18, 1996
Captain Oct 8, 1998
Major April 15, 2004
Lieutenant Colonel Aug. 11, 2009
Colonel July 1, 2015
(Current as of January 2019)