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LTC Marc R. Welde


LTC Marc R. Welde was born in Spain and lived in Germany for the next 12 years of his life, and now calls Ogden, Utah his hometown. In May 2000, he graduated from Weber State University as a Distinguished Military Graduate with a B.A. in Criminal Justice and was commissioned through ROTC into the Medical Service Corps. He also holds a Master of Science Degree in Human Resources from Chapman University.

After completing the AMEDD Officer Basic Course in 2000, LTC Welde was assigned as the Medical Platoon Leader in the 1-506th Infantry Battalion (AASLT), 2nd Infantry Division (ROK). LTC Welde's other assignments include Ambulance Platoon Leader, 25th BSMC (Stryker), 25th ID; Executive Officer, 250th Forward Surgical Team (Airborne) during Operation Iraqi Freedom; Group Medical Logistics Officer, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne); and Commander, 551st Medical Company (Logistics) again deploying to Iraq. In 2009, he was selected to serve as the Senior Medical Operations Officer for the 75th Ranger Regiment where he served two combat tours in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. In January 2013, LTC Welde and his family moved to Germany where he was assigned in the 421st Medical Battalion (Multifunctional) (MMB). Shortly after arriving, he deployed to Kosovo to Command Medical Task Force and Role 2E Hospital in support of NATO peace keeping operations (KFOR). LTC Welde returned to Baumholder to serve as the Executive Officer, 421st MMB. In 2015, he became the Chief, Distribution and Transportation Division and later the Deputy Commander (Operations) for the United States Army Medical Materiel Center-Europe, located in Pirmasens, Germany, where he served until June 2018.

LTC Welde's military education includes the AMEDD Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the Medical Logistics Management Course, Ranger School where he was recognized as the Officer Leadership Honor Graduate, Airborne and Air Assault Schools, the Unit Movement Officer Course, the United States Army Special Operations Command Static Line Jumpmaster Course, the Joint Medical Planners Course, Intermediate Level Education at The Command and General Staff College in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and Lean Six Sigma (Green Belt).

His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star (1 OLC), the Meritorious Service Medal (4 OLC), the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Army Commendation Medal (1 OLC), the Army Achievement Medal (2 OLC), the National Defense Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Iraqi Campaign Medal, the Kosovo Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Korea Defense Service Medal, the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon, the ISAF NATO Medal, the Non-Article 5 NATO Medal, the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge (Gold Award), the Combat Medical Badge, the Expert Field Medical Badge, the Air Assault Badge, the Senior Parachutist Badge, and the Ranger Tab.