Command Sgt. Maj. Marty H. Book, a native of Port Royal, Pennsylvania, entered the Army in June 1988 and attended Basic Training at Fort Dix, New Jersey, and Advance Individual Training at Fort Rucker, Alabama
He has served the Army as a tactical (UH-60) and utility (UH-1) helicopter repairer, technical inspector, flight instructor, AIT instructor, recruiter, platoon sergeant, forward operating base mayor, first sergeant, battalion command sergeant major, and brigade operations sergeant major. His assignments include: 507th Medical Company AA, Fort Sam Houston, Texas; Company B, 1st Battalion, 501st Aviation Regiment, South Korea; Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Bn., 24th Avn. Reg., Fort Stewart, Georgia; Company A 2nd Bn., 2nd Aviation Regiment, South Korea; Company K, 159th Avn. Reg., Fort Stewart; Blue Ribbon Recruiting Bn., Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; Company A, 602nd ASB, South Korea; 1st Staff and Faculty USAALS, Fort Eustis, Virginia.; Company B, 1st Bn., 222nd Avn. Reg., Fort Eustis; Company A, 501st Avn. Reg., Germany; Company D, 2nd Bn., 501st Avn. Reg., Germany; Company D, 2nd Bn., 159th AHB, Germany; HHC 5th Bn., 101st Avn. Reg., Fort Campbell, Kentucky; 2nd Bn., 158th AHB, Joint Base Lewis McChord, Washington; 1st Aviation Brigade, Fort Rucker, Alabama. Book has been deployed in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.
Book has attended all levels of the Noncommissioned Officers Education System, culminating with the United States Sergeants Major Academy class 62. He graduated from Juniata High School in Pennsylvania, earned his Bachelors of Science in Professional Aeronautics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Florida and received his Master in Business Administration (MBA) from Excelsior College in New York.
His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (two oak leaf clusters), Meritorious Service Medal (four oak leaf clusters), Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal (one silver oak leaf cluster), Army Achievement Medal (four oak leaf clusters), Valorous Unit Citation Ribbon (one oak leaf cluster), Army Superior Unit Award, Good conduct Medal (ninth award), National Defense Service Medal (second Award), Korean Defensive Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (with numeral 4), Overseas Service Ribbon (with numeral 5), Military Volunteerism Service Medal and NATO Medal and is a member of the Order of St Michael. He has additionally earned the Master Aviation, Air Assault, Recruiter, and Drivers badges.