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
- 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
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.