Friday, 06 March 2015
Login |  Register 
 
Find Products or Services in your local community
Friday
Low  28°
High 59°
Saturday
Low  33°
High 63°
Sunday
Low  30°
High 61°
Monday
Low  33°
High 63°
Tuesday
Low  35°
High 69°
Wednesday
Low  40°
High 74°
Thursday
Low  41°
High 72°
Current Temperature in Liberal KS is 23°  
KSCB Radio News US National Business Health & Science Political World Sports Top NPR Headlines Sports National Headlines
Guymon Native Promoted To Brigadier General
12/31/2009

Col. Jerry P. Martinez goals have carried him to being promoted to the rank of Brigadier General.

Guymon native, Col. Jerry P. Martinez has recently been promoted to Inspector General, at Headquarters Air Mobility Command (AMC), Scott Air Force Base, Ill. Under that title he leads a selectively manned unit which enhances readiness by assessing AMC's mission capability and ensuring command-wide environment of customer services, continuous improvement, safety, efficient use of resources and responsiveness to the needs of AMC's people and organizations. General Martinez previously served as executive officer to the commander of AMC.

General Martinez, a 1981 graduate of Guymon High School, was commissioned in May 1986 after graduating from the U.S. Air Force Academy. He attended undergraduate pilot training at Vance AFB, Okla. General Martinez also holds a Master of Arts degree in business administration from Webster University in St. Louis, Mo.

He was recently assigned as a Secretary of Defense Corporate Fellow with the DuPont Corporation in Wilmington, Del. General Martinez assisted with strategy development and subsequently served as the commander of the 62nd Airlift Wing, McChord AFB, Wash., overseeing the Air Force's only Prime Nuclear Airlift Force.

With over 4000 flying hours, General Martinez is a rated command pilot. He has flown in combat during Desert Storm, Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.

In February 2010, General Martinez will be deployed to Afghanistan for one year to serve as deputy commander of political-military affairs for combined security transition command in Kabul, Afghanistan. He will serve as a liaison between the Afghan ambassador and General Stanley A. McChrystal, the commander of U.S. Forces in Afghanistan.

General Martinez is the son of retired MSGT Ernie and Mabel Martinez of Guymon and grandson of the late Ernest and Ameila Martinez of Des Moines, NM. He is the brother of JoAnn Mallard of Guymon and Ronnie Martinez of Fritch, Texas. He is married to Kim (Ogletree) Martinez, formerly of Guymon. They have two children, Travis and Tayler. Travis, following in his father's footsteps, is currently a sophomore at the U.S. Air Force Academy and Tayler is a junior at Mascoutah High School in Illinois.

© Copyright Guymon Daily Herald
You will need to be logged in to leave a comment.
Please Login

characters left

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our Terms of Use.



MOST VIEWED STORIES
No School Friday at USD 210 Hugoton and 209 Moscow While Meade and Satanta School Run Two Hours Late
City Commission Primary Results
Borjas Wins State INTERVIEW INCLUDED  
Sale of 7th and Western Properties Finalized
Cattle Missing In The Texas Panhandle
Katelyn Draper Wins Booster Club Showdown
Semi Truck Catches Fire
Kansas Tax Collections Up $22 Million
Saints Dominate in Independence
Women Specialist Of Liberal Receives State Recognition
Click Here For All Stories

LATEST STORIES
SCCC/ATS Board Of Trustees Raises Tuition
Sublette Airport Receives KDOT Funding
Liberal Struggles to Score in Season Ending Loss
Big Shots and Defense Propel Lady Saints
Local Juniors Selected for Cooperative Leadership Trips
Outgoing Pancake Day Chair Jack Jacob Honored
Scam Targets Local Utility Customers
Tuesday's Scores
No School at USD 483 Plains/Kismet, Beaver, Hardesty, Tyrone, Forgan, and Turpin Wednesday
City Commission Primary Results
Click Here For All Stories
Click Here for KSCB Talk Radio 1270 am
Click Here for B107.5
Click Here for The Legend 102.7
click Here for ozzBlog
Click Here for the Emergency Alert Hanbook

©2015 Seward County Broadcasting Company, Inc.
1410 N. Western Ave. Liberal, KS 67901

Emergency Alert System | EEO Public Report Form | The Public and Broadcasting

Powered by Radio Media Group