Col. Martin Klein

U.S. Army Support Activity, Fort Dix Commander

COL Martin Klein was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Infantry in 1991 through the Reserve Officers Training Corps. As a Lieutenant, COL Klein served as an Infantry Platoon Leader and a TOW Missile Platoon Leader in 1-87th Infantry. Upon transition to the Logistics Corps in 1994, he was assigned as a Supply Platoon Leader and later as the Battalion S-4 of the 10th Forward Support Battalion, Fort Drum, NY. COL Klein participated in OPERATION HURRICANE ANDREW RELIEF and OPERATION UPHOLD DEMOCRACY, HAITI.

Upon graduation from the Combined Officer Logistics Advanced Course, COL Klein was assigned to the 82d Airborne Division where he served as a Division G-3 Plans Officer, the Division Materiel Officer, and the Battalion S-3 of the 407th Forward Support Battalion. In 1999, COL Klein assumed command of HQ/A Company, 407th Forward Support Battalion, 82d Division Support Command. After Command, COL Klein was selected as the Aide-de-Camp to the Commanding General, 1st Corps Support Command (ABN) and served in that position until his selection as an Intern to the Joint Staff Logistics Directorate, Pentagon. While there, he served as the Executive Assistant to the Director of Logistics. Upon completion of his internship, he was assigned to the Army G-4 as a Logistics Transformation Staff Officer.

COL Klein left active duty in 2003 and was employed as a brand manager for Kraft Foods, Chicago, Illinois. As a Drilling Reservist, he was assigned as an Observer Controller and G-3 Plans Officer in the 1-85th Division at Fort Sheridan, IL. COL Klein was later selected to serve in the Active Guard and Reserve (AGR) program with an assignment to Georgetown University ROTC where he served as the Battalion Recruiting Operation Officer and the Battalion Executive Officer.

Upon completion of this assignment, COL Klein transitioned to the Operations Research Systems Analysis (ORSA) career field where he served as a Senior Training Analyst with the Office of the Chief of Army Reserve (OCAR), Plans Analysis and Evaluation (PA&E), and a Reserve Component Manning Program Analyst with the Army G-1. While assigned to the Army G-1, he deployed to Iraq serving as the Chief of Operational Assessments, J-5 (Strategy) United States Forces-Iraq supporting OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM AND OPERATION NEW DAWN. Upon redeployment, COL Klein was assigned as the Branch Chief in OCAR PA&E, and later as the Reserve Component Analyst, Army G-8, PA&E. Before taking command of the United States Army Support Activity, Fort Dix, on May 20, 2016, COL Klein served as the Executive Officer to the 32d Chief of Army Reserve and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Reserve Command.

COL Klein is a graduate of the Infantry Officer Basic Course, Combined Officer Advanced Course, the Command and General Staff College and the Army War College. He holds a Bachelor’s of Business Administration from Lenoir-Rhyne University, North Carolina, a Master’s of Business Administration from Webster University, Missouri and a Master’s of Strategic Studies from the Army War College, Pennsylvania.

COL Klein’s awards and decorations include: the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (6), Joint Commendation Medal, Joint Achievement Medal, Army Commendation Medal (2), Army Achievement Medal (4), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal with ‘M’ device, Iraqi Campaign Medal (2), Humanitarian Service Medal (2), Ranger Tab, Senior Parachutist Badge, Rigger Badge, and the Joint and Army Staff Identification Badges. His foreign awards include the Venezuelan Basic Parachutist Badge and Thai Parachutist Badge.

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