2022 Hall of Fame Inductee
Missouri State University (1968)
Col. (Ret.) Tom Marty was born on December 1, 1945, in St. Louis, Missouri.
He attended Southwest Missouri State University, now known as Missouri State University, where he completed both a Bachelor of Science in Sociology and the Army ROTC program. While in college Marty was on the football team and a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. He graduated and received his commission in 1968.
Marty deployed with multiple units including an Armor Cavalry unit, Special Forces, Aviation, Medical, and the Inspector General. In Vietnam, he had 1,239 hours with the “Guns & Slicks”. Later in his career he spent 400+ hours as an instructor pilot and 3+ years as an instructor in IG school. His career culminated in the position of Inspector General for Army Reserve Command.
His multiple military schools include armor basic, Recondo school, flight school, OH58 QC, CH47 Qual & IP Course, AMEDD Advanced Course, CGSC, UH1-IP Course AMEDD Aviators Course, Aviation Safety Course, and the US Arm IG School.
Marty retired on July 31, 1995, after 27 years of service. He served for 22 years as an Active Duty officer and five years in the National Guard.
His military honors and awards include Master Aviator, Bronze Star (2), MSMs and an Air Medal with Valor.
After retiring, he served an additional 17 years as a civilian for the Department of the Army Inspector General. He was also a substitute teacher in the Virginia Public Schools. Currently, he oversees a MSU ROTC scholarship, and hosts an annual golf tournament to raise funds for that scholarship. He was a keynote speaker during the annual Veterans Day TAPs event at Missouri State University.
About the Army ROTC Hall of Fame
The ROTC Hall of Fame was established in 2016 as part of the ROTC Centennial celebration. The first class (2016) inducted 326 former ROTC Cadets who had distinguished themselves in their military or civilian career.
The Hall of Fame honors graduates of the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps who have distinguished themselves in military or civilian pursuits. It provides a prestigious and tangible means of recognizing and honoring Army ROTC Alumni who have made lasting, significant contributions to the Nation, the Army and the history and traditions of the Army ROTC Program.
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