Command Sgt. Maj. Hector G. Marin, a native of Honduras, entered the US Army in September 1981 and attended basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, MO. Upon completion of basic training, he attended Advanced Individual Training at Fort Eustis, Va. and was awarded the MOS of 68B - Aircraft Power Plant Mechanic.

His previous assignments include: Aircraft Power Plant Mechanic with Delta Company (AVIM), 3rd ABC, 3rd Infantry Division, Giebelstadt, Germany (1982-1985); Aircraft Power Plant Supervisor, 609th Transportation Company (AVIM), 24th Infantry Division, Savannah, Ga. (1985-1989); Platoon Sergeant, India Company (AVIM), 4th Aviation Regiment, 8th Infantry Division, Mainz Finthen, Germany (1989-1992); Platoon Sergeant, India Company (AVIM), 189th Maintenance Battalion, 1st Corps Support Command, Fort Bragg, NC (1992-1993); First Sergeant at Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 530th Services and Support Battalion, HHC 264th Corps Support Battalion, 1st Corps Support Command, Fort Bragg, N.C .(1993-1995); First Sergeant, Delta Troop, 6/6 Cavalry, 11th Aviation Regiment, Illesheim, Germany (1995-1998); First Sergeant, Bravo Company (AVIM), 7-159th Aviation Regiment, Giebelstadt, Germany (1998-1999); Command Sergeant Major, 7-159th Aviation Regiment, Illesheim, Germany (1999-2000); Command Sergeant Major, 6/6 Cavalry, 11th Aviation Regiment, Illesheim, Germany (2000-2001); Division Aviation Fleet Manager Sergeant Major, HHC, Division Support Command, 1st Infantry Division, Germany (2001-2003); Command Sergeant Major, 4/2 Calvary, 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment (2003-2005); and Command Sergeant Major, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade (2005-2007).

Command Sgt. Maj. Marin holds an associate degree and bachelor's degree in Professional Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle University and a Master's Degree in Business Administration from TUI University. He attended numerous military schools including the Army Master Fitness Course, Army Aviation Safety Course, Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course, Advance Noncommissioned Officer Course and First Sergeant's Course, and is a graduate of the Sergeants Major Academy.

Command Sgt. Maj. Marin's awards and decorations include: The Defense Meritorious Service Medal; Bronze Star Medal (with two oak leaf clusters); Meritorious Service Medal (with three oak leaf clusters); The Air Medal; Army Commendation Medal with Valor Device; Army Commendation Medal (with four oak leaf clusters ); Army Achievement Medal (with two oak leaf clusters); Army Good Conduct Medal (8th Award); National Defense Service Medal; Southwest Asia Service Medal (with bronze star); Humanitarian Service Medal (with one oak leaf cluster); Joint Meritorious Unit Award; United Nations Medal; Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal; the Noncommissioned Officer Development Ribbon (4); the Overseas Ribbon (5); Driver's Badge; Master Aircraft Crewman Badge.

CSM Marin is married and has one son.