Grand Marshal

102st Leavenworth County Veterans Day Observance
Michael J. Weilemann

2021 LV County Veterans Day Parade Grand Marshal

Lieutenant General Theodore D. Martin
- Commanding General, U.S.Army Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth, KS
- Commandant, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College
- Deputy Commanding General for Combined Arms, U.S. Training and Doctrine Command
- Lieutenant General Martin assumed command of the U.S. Army Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth, KS, May 2021.

The Martin family’s military heritage harkens back more than ten generations to 1776 when Private Daniel Martin enlisted in the 1st New Jersey Infantry Regiment and fought the British during the American Revolution, including service at Valley Forge. Lieutenant General Martin graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1983 and was commissioned a second lieutenant of Armor. His military education includes the Armor Officer Basic Course (Cavalry Track), the Infantry Officer Advanced Course, the Naval College of Command and Staff, and the Army War College. He holds a Master’s Degree in National Security & Strategic Studies from the Naval War College, a Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies from the Army War College, and a Master’s Degree in Business from Webster University.

His command experience includes Commander, C Company, 2d Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, Federal Republic of Germany; Commander, 1st Squadron, 10th U.S. Cavalry Regiment (Buffalo Soldiers), 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas and Operation Iraqi Freedom in Iraq; Commander, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas and Operation Iraqi Freedom in Iraq; Commander, Operations Group (COG), National Training Center, Fort Irwin, California; Commandant & 45th Chief of Armor, U.S. Army Armor School, Fort Benning, Georgia; the 73d Commandant of Cadets at the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York; Commanding General,National Training Center & Fort Irwin, California; and Commanding General, 2d Infantry Division (Combined), Republic of Korea.

Beyond command, Lieutenant General Martin has served in a wide variety of staff and leadership assignments including Deputy Commanding General, Training and Doctrine Command, Fort Eustis, Virginia; duty in the 1st Armor Training Brigade, Fort Knox, Kentucky; the Combined Arms Center-Training, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; Advisor to the Imam Mohammed bin Saud Brigade and later the Prince Sa’ad bin Abdul Rahman Brigade, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; Deputy Chief of Staff, G3, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas and Operation Iraqi Freedom in Iraq; Joint Improvised Explosive DeviceDefeat Task Force as the Iraq Field Team Leader, Baghdad, Iraq; and Human Resources Command, Alexandria, Virginia, as Armor Branch Chief and Chief of Combat Arms Division.

The Calvary Angels - JROTC

2021 LV County Veterans Day Parade Honorary Grand Marshal

The Calvary Angels - JROTC
"The Cavalry Angels represent the Leavenworth High School JROTC Program and are the current 2021 National High School Drill Team Champions. May 1st, they competed at the National High School Drill Team Championships in Daytona Beach Florida, and won the Master's Level Unarmed Drill division; beating out all other High School Drill Teams in the Nation. The team was Commanded by Cadet Captain Madison Hadock who has since graduated. Currently leading the team is Cadet Captain Aubrey Williams who will be taking the team back to Nationals in April of 2022.

The Cavalry Angels Drill Team is an all-female team that competes in Military Regulation Drill, Unarmed Exhibition Drill, Knowledge & Inspection, and Competition Color Guard. The team is composed of over 20 young ladies from across the community to include Cadets from Leavenworth High School, Lansing High School, Patton Jr. High, and Home-School Cadets. The training is rigorous, and the Cavalry Angels are committed to their craft practicing before school from 6am till 7:30am daily; additionally, they often dedicate more time on weekends and after school to additional practices. The team travels to compete in both regional and local competitions across Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska."

Members of the team consist of Graduated Seniors: Madison Hadock previous Commander), Ryanna Berkebile, Laila Garcia, Melissa Jones and Brooklyn Sieg. Current Team Members: Aubrey Williams (Current Commander), Masee Anderson, Tawny Aufdemberge, Nicolette Austin, Remiah Bell, Linzie Bliss, Alyssa Campbell, Hailee Dickey, Katherine Edwards, Julita Hale, Ella Halstead, Ty'ana Jones, Shekinah Kennedy, Rayna Klutse, Elaina Lee, Delaney Maxwell, Carey Nestler, Gabrielle Ohwovoriole, Lyndiana Pierce, Nyara Reed, Eliza Resch, Jordan Robichaux, Cristiana Scillieri, Fiona Sole, Zoe Temple, and Naomi Thompson.


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