Albany Recruiting Battalion Commander

Lt. Col. Martin J. DeBock

Lt. Col. Martin J. DeBock commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Quartermaster Corps in May 2002 through the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps Program at Saint Bonaventure University, NY.

Lt. Col. DeBock began his career in the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wa. During this assignment, he served in the Distribution Company as the Supply Support Activity Platoon Leader, Executive Officer, and later as Operations Officer. In September 2005, DeBock was reassigned as the Logistics Support Team Commander for 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment and deployed to Mosul, Iraq, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. While deployed, he was later reassigned to the 25th Brigade Support Battalion as the Battalion S1 and Adjutant. Following the Combined Logistics Captain’s Career Course in 2006, DeBock trained at Fort Riley, Kansas, as a Border Transition Team Logistics Advisor. During this assignment, Lt. Col. DeBock deployed to Mandali, Iraq, to work as the Logistics Advisor to the 3rd Battalion, 1st Brigade, 3rd Division Department of Border Enforcement along the Iran-Iraq border. In January 2008, he transferred to Wheeler Army Airfield, HI, and took command in the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB) of the Forward Support Company, 2nd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment and followed on command of the Distribution Company in the 209th Aviation Support Battalion. In February of 2011, DeBock was assigned to U.S. Army Recruiting Command in Syracuse, NY, where he served as the Battalion Executive Officer. In February 2013, he transferred to Fort Drum, NY, for duty in the 10th CAB where he served as the 6-6 Cavalry Squadron Executive Officer, 10th CAB Executive Officer (Rear-Provisional) and as the Brigade Support Operations Officer.

In July of 2015, DeBock was assigned to the 593d Expeditionary Sustainment Command, Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM) where he served as the Distribution Integration Branch Chief for Support Operations. In August 2016, he was reassigned to the I Corps G4 to serve as the Supply and Services Chief, Chief of  Operations and Material Chief.

DeBock is a military graduate of the Quartermaster Officer Basic Course, the Combined Logistics Captain’s Career Course and the Command and General Staff College.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Alfred University, New York and a Master of Science Degree in Counseling Education from Saint Bonaventure University, New York.

DeBock’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (2OLC), the Meritorious Service Medal (3OLC), the Army Commendation Medal (2OLC), the Army Achievement Medal, the Combat Action Badge and the Parachutist’s Badge. He has been awarded the Quartermaster Regimental Association’s Order of Saint Martin and the Aviation Regimental Association’s Knight of the Order of Saint Michael.