LTC Timothy J. Horn's Biography
LTC Tim Horn graduated from Wittenberg University in Springfield, OH in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Management. Upon graduation, LTC Horn enlisted in the Army, and completed Basic Training at Fort Sill, OK and later Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, GA. In 2004, he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Armor branch. As a new 2LT he was assigned as a Platoon Leader in 1-61 CAV, 506th IN, 101st ABN at Fort Campbell, KY. While in the 101st ABN, LTC Horn deployed to Baghdad, Iraq as a Weapons Platoon Leader.
In July of 2007, LTC Horn was selected to attend the Special Forces Qualification Course at Fort Bragg, NC. In 2008, LTC Horn completed the Maneuver Captain’s Career Course (MCCC) in Fort Knox, KY before heading to Fort Bragg, NC. Upon completion of the Special Forces Qualification Course, LTC Horn was assigned as a Special Forces Detachment Commander in 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Fort Campbell, KY. LTC Horn deployed to Iraq, Lebanon, and Afghanistan with 2nd BN, 5th SFG(A) before departing in 2013 to attend Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in Monterey, CA.
Following completion of NPS in 2015, LTC Horn returned to 5th SFG (A). With 1st BN, 5th SFG (A) LTC Horn deployed to the Middle East on multiple occasions in support of Operation INHERENT RESOLVE, where he acted in various capacities including the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force-Syria Operations Officer.
In 2017, LTC Horn was assigned to 1st Special Warfare Training Group at Fort Bragg, NC, as the Group Operations Officer overseeing the Special Forces Qualification Course and advanced training. In 2018, he was assigned to the United States Army Special Operations Command HQ and served as the Vice Chief of Staff. In 2019 LTC Horn was assigned to the Joint Staff at the Pentagon in Washington, DC to serve inside the Joint Staff J-37, Deputy Directorate for Special Operations and Counterterrorism. LTC Horn assumed command of Yakima Training Center on June 16, 2022.
CSM Dustin J. Bell's Biography
CSM Dustin J. Bell is from Houston, Texas, He enlisted in the United States Army in 1999 and attended the United States Army Basic Infantry School (OSUT) in Fort Benning. CSM Bell has served numerous leadership and staff positions to include Team Leader with the 25th Infantry Division (Light); Squad leader, Platoon Sergeant, Battalion Operations Sergeant, and deployments to Fallujah, Iraq OIF III (2003) Bagram/Salerno, Afghanistan OEF (2004) and Bayji, Iraq OIF (2006). First Sergeant with Fort Benning, GA; First Sergeant and Battalion Operations Sergeant with 101st Airborne Air Assault; deployment to Zormat/Gardez, Afghanistan OEF XIII (2013). G3/5/7 Sergeant Major with the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk, LA; Battalion Operations Sergeant Major and Brigade Operations Sergeant Major with 101st Airborne Air Assault, Fort Campbell, KY; Instructor at the SGM-A for the Department of Professional Studies; and Garrison Command Sergeant Major, Yakima Training Center. CSM Bell has attended all levels of the Non-Commissioned Officer Education System, along with the United States Army Sergeants Major Course, along with Combat Leaders Course, Airborne School, Air Assault School, Ranger School, Jumpmaster Course, Army Basic Instructors Course, Master Resiliency Course, Battle Staff Course, Cohort 5 The Pennsylvania State University (Master of Education/ Adult Ed), graduate certificate for Distance Learning. CSM Bell awards and decorations include: Bronze Star Medal (1 bronze OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (4 bronze OLC), Army Commendation Medal for Valor (2 V devices), and Army Commendation Medal (1 silver OLC), Army Achievement Medal (1 silver and 2 bronze OLC), Army Good Conduct Medal (7th) National Defense Service Medal, The Iraq Campaign Medal (2 bronze stars), the Afghanistan Campaign Medal (2 bronze stars), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, NCO professional Development Ribbon (NUM 5), Army Overseas Ribbon (NUM 2), Army Service Ribbon, Multinational Force and Observers Medal, Certificate of Achievement (7), Meritorious Unit Citation, Parachutist Badge, Senior Parachutist Badge, Ranger Tab, Combat Infantry Badge, Expert Infantryman’s Badge, Basic Army Instructor Badge, Senior Instructor Badge, and a member of the Audie Murphy Club, and recipient of the Order of Saint Maurice Medal. He is married to Jeana Theresa Bell, and they have two children, Aiden Tyler Bell 17 years old and Madison Kaylee Bell 14 years old. The Bell family resides in Yakima, WA.
Mr. Michael Martin was born in New Jersey and raised in northeastern Pennsylvania on the shores of the Delaware River. He assumed the duties of the Acting Deputy Garrison Commander, Yakima Training Center (YTC) on April 6, 2023. In this temporary role he serves as the installations senior civilian and primary advisor to the Garrison Commander on base operations support and installation service delivery. The YTC is the Army’s fifth largest base (encompassing over 500 square miles / 327,000 acres) and is the premier multi-national training facility in the Pacific Northwest.
Mr. Martin is the Safety Director of Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The Joint Base Safety Office provides for the safety oversight of all Joint Base Garrison (including Yakima Training Center) civilian employees, 627 ABG JBSCF Airmen, and for any safety program delegated to the Joint Base Commander by the Senior Commander.
He entered civilian service in 2005 supporting range operations at the JBLM Directorate of Plans, Training, Aviation, Mobilization and Security. Over the span of 18 years of civilian service, Mr. Martin has performed the full spectrum of safety functions ranging from live fire planning with training units for a CALFEX, Garrison Radiation Safety Officer, CDC/CYS Playground Inspector, Installation Explosive Safety Manager, and as a Safety Director. Additionally, he served in an assignment with the Civilian Expeditionary Workforce in Afghanistan in 2019.
Mr. Martin served in the U.S. Army from 1993 to 2003. He was deployed in support of Operation Pacific Haven which provided for the safety and security of Kurdish refugees being evacuated from Northern Iraq and upon assignment to Joint Base Lewis McChord he participated in the initial transition from light infantry to use of the Stryker Combat Vehicles within the newly formed Stryker Brigade Combat Teams.
Mr. Martin and his wife, Ashley, are raising three sons