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 Operation Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom, in addition to deploying in support of Operation Joint Forge.Sgt. Maj. Martinez Reading List:Moxie: The Secret to Bold and Gutsy Leadership, John BaldoniGeorge C. Marshall: Soldier-statesman of the American Century, Mark A. StolerGeorge Marshall: A Biography, Debi UngerInvisible Wounds of War: Coming Home from Iraq and Afghanistan, Marguerite Guzman BouvardConnection Culture, Michael Lee Stallard