Sergeant Major Ralph Martinez entered military service in August 1988. Prior to assuming duties as the Chaplain Corps Regimental Sergeant Major, Sergeant Major Martinez served in key leadership positions at United States Army Forces Command, United States Central Command, United States European Command, and United States Army Africa Command. Sergeant Major Martinez served five tours in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom, in addition to deploying in support of Operation Joint Forge.Regimental Sergeant Major Reading List:Moxie: The Secret to Bold and Gutsy Leadership, by John BaldoniGeorge C. Marshall: Soldier-Statesman of the American Century, by Mark A. StolerGeorge Marshall: A Biography, by Debi Unger, Irwin Unger, and Stanley P. IrshsonThe Invisible Wounds of War: Coming Home from Iraq and Afghanistan, by Marguerite Guzman BouvardConnection Culture: The Competitive Advantage of Shared Identity, Empathy, and Understanding at Work, by Michael Lee Stallard