Tiffany Martschink is originally from Charleston, South Carolina where she entered the US Army on 3 February 1995 as a Religious Affairs Specialist/ NCO. In 2004, Tiffany went directly from active duty service into the Army Reserves. Throughout her time on both active duty and in the reserves, Tiffany served as a Religious Affairs Specialist/ NCO in a variety of assignments. These assignments include time in aviation, more specifically, with the Apache (AH-64), INSCOM with the 513th Military Intelligence Brigade (SIGNT/ HMNT), a couple of TRADOC units, medical units, and Garrison/ IMCOM (Installation Management Command).
Tiffany was mobilized/activated three times in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), Operation Noble Eagle (ONE), and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF). After these three mobilizations, Tiffany attended the U.S. Army Recruiter course and headed to Michigan where she functioned as a full-time Army Recruiter (79R). For the last six years of her service, Tiffany served as an Instructor/Course Writer. Tiffany retired after 24 years of continued service to our nation- retiring on 31 May 2019.
February - April 1995
Basic Combat Training (BCT)
Ft Leanard-wood, Missouri
2nd PLT C 3/10 INF BN
Drill Sergeant: SFC Blankenship
April -June 1995
Advanced Individual Training (AIT)
Ft. Monmouth, New Jersey
U.S. Army Chaplain Center and School (USACHCS)
Drill Sergeant: SFC M. McCrimmon
Instructor: SFC D. Austin
513th Military Intelligence Brigade Ft. Gordon, Georgia 30905
2002-2003 Soldier of the Quarter
Soldier of the Year (alternate)
In 2007, Dave Rover shared his story with Army Soldiers in training at Fort Knox, Kentucky along with J.R. Martinez and a 10th Mountain Division Soldier. All three of these men (pictured here with then, Sergeant Tiffany Martschink) experienced burns of varying degrees on their bodies during their time of military service. Eight months into his tour of duty in Vietnam, Dave was burned beyond recognition when a phosphorous grenade he was poised to throw exploded in his hand. The ordeal left him hospitalized for fourteen months, where he underwent numerous major surgeries. His survival and life are miraculous.
In 2017, Jeremy Harrell founded Veteran’s Club which is a premier organization in Kentucky that assists thousands of veterans daily in a multitude of ways such as the nationally recognized Equine Therapy Program, Career Transition, Family Outreach Program, Homeless Veteran Housing Program, and Recreational Therapy Programs. Jeremy was also named 2018 Kentucky Veteran of the Year and was commissioned a Kentucky Colonel in 2019 for the works he’s done for veterans in Kentucky.
In addition, Jeremy also serves as a Co-Chair for Veteran's Community Alliance of Louisville (VCAL) in an effort to bring organizations together. Jeremy also serves on the Week of Valor planning committee for Louisville Metro Government as well as the VA Mental Health Summit Planning Committee. Outside of his organization, Jeremy leads with an organization called Mighty Oaks Warrior Program to help struggling veterans in week-long retreats in CA, OH, TX, and VA. Jeremy recently signed on as a Community Influencer with the Synergy Project which bridges the gap and brings the community alongside the Louisville Metro Police Department. Jeremy is married to his wife Erin and they have 4 children.
Tiffany participated in Equine Therapy for veterans who have a diagnosis of PTSD or TBI/mTBI. it was hosted by The Kentucky Veterans Club (a nonprofit organization) in Louisville, KY by an Army Veteran (Jeremy Harrell).
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I enjoyed speaking with Tiffany so much! She was so easy to talk to. So much so, that I found myself sharing more than I had anticipated. Tiffany listened patiently, and provided helpful tips, and suggested valuable resources that I will look into. I am excited to start working with her and start my journey, developing public speaking skills. I LOVE the plan of action Tiffany had in mind for me to begin; I am truly excited to see how far I can go with her guidance! THANK YOU, Tiffany! For everything. :-)
October 30, 2020
USAF Intelligence Veteran
Tiffany is truly amazing and gave me personalized recommendations and feedback! She also was extremely understanding of the complexities of transitioning, and as supportive as a close family member! I’d recommend Tiffany as a mentor to just about anyone because she is extremely versatile and has diverse experience and skills.