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LTC Marty Deckard

Professor of Military Science

LTC Marty R. Deckard received his commission as a Field Artillery Officer in 1995 from the University of Kansas ROTC program. LTC Deckard’s first assignment was with the 3rd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas, where he served as a Company Fire Support Officer, Platoon Fire Direction Officer and Paladin Platoon Leader. While serving as a Platoon Leader, LTC Deckard deployed to Bosnia in 1999.

Upon completion of the Field Artillery Captains Career Course, LTC Deckard served as the Battalion Assistant Operations Officer and Commander of Bravo Battery, 6th Battalion, 32nd Field Artillery Regiment (MLRS) at Fort Sill, Oklahoma from August 2000 to February 2004.

Following Battery Command, LTC Deckard was selected into the Project Warrior Program where he spent two years as a Fire Support Observer/Controller at the Nation Training Center at Fort Irwin, California followed by an assignment as a Small Group Instructor for the Field Artillery Captains Career Course. LTC Deckard deployed to Iraq in 2007 as a Military Transition Team (MiTT) Chief.

In July of 2009, LTC Deckard was assigned to the 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum, New York where he served as the Chief of Operations for the 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team and as Executive Officer for the 4th battalion, 25th Field Artillery Regiment. During this time he deployed twice to Afghanistan.

Returning from his last Afghanistan deployment, LTC Deckard was assigned to the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii where he was dual-hatted as the Chief of Attack Operations and the Senior Missile Defense Liaison for the Theater Area Air Defense Commander in the 613th Air and Space Operations Center.

LTC Deckard holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Engineering from the University of Kansas and a Master of Business Administration from Webster University. His military education includes the Field Artillery Officer Basic Course, Field Artillery Captains Career Course and the United States Army Command and General Staff College.

LTC Deckard’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster), the Meritorious Service Medal (with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters), the Army Commendation Medal (with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters), the Army Achievement Medal (with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters), Afghanistan Campaign Medal (with 3 Campaign Stars),  Iraq Campaign Medal (with 1 Campaign Star), the Overseas Service Ribbon (4th Award), the Korean Defense Service Medal, the NATO Medal (with 1 Bronze Star), the Combat Action Badge and the Army Parachutist Badge.

LTC Deckard is married to the former Dana Bailey of Godley, Texas. They have three children, Mitchell, Morgan, and Mark.