SGM Martin D. Dickinson

Depot Sergeant Major

SGM Dickinson

SGM Martin Dickinson is a native of Detroit, Michigan.  He entered the U. S. Army in August 1983 and completed 11B Infantry OSUT at Ft Benning, GA.  After his initial enlistment, he reenlisted as a 67T UH-60A Helicopter Repairer.  CSM Dickinson is a graduate of the United States Army Sergeants Major Course (Class 57), US Army Jumpmaster Course, Airborne Course, Air Assault Course and the Aviation Accident Prevention Safety Course.

 His duties and assignments includes Rifleman, 1st Bn 81st FA (Pershing) Germany (1983-1985);  UH-60A Crewchief, Aco 158th Avn Bn, 101st Abn Div, UH-60A Crewchief (1985-1987), Aco 2nd Avn Bn, 2ID  Korea (1987-1988); UH-60A Crewchief and Flight Platoon Sergeant,  Aco 5/101 Avn Regt/ Aco 9/101  Avn Regt, 101st Abn Div (1988-1992); Flight Platoon Sergeant,  Aco, 7/1 Avn Regt, 3ID/  Aircraft Technical Inspector and Maintenance PSG Dco 2/1 Avn Regt, 3ID, Germany (1992-1995); ASSLT Co Observer Controller, JRTC, Ft Polk, La (1995-1999); Maintenance PSG 2/1 Avn Regt 1ID / 1SG Aco 2/1 Avn, 1ID, Germany (1999-2002); 1SG, HHT, 1-17 Cav Regt, 82D Abn Div / 1SG DAMC / CSM 122 ASB, 82D Abn Div. (2002-2006); Department SGM, DAST USAALS, Ft Eustis (2007-2010); Directorate SGM, Aviation Directorate HQDA G-3/5/7, Pentagon (2010-2012), CSM 602D ASB, 2ID Korea (2012-2013) .

SGM Dickinson’s deployment experience includes; Operation Desert Shield/ Storm KFOR 1A, 1B, 3A, OEF I and OIF III. His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Army Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia), Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait),  Afghanistan Campaign, Iraq Campaign, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Southwest  Asia Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO Medal (KOSOVO), Combat Action Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, Master Aviation Badge, Senior Parachutist Badge,  Air Assault Badge, and German Parachutist Badge (Bronze), and the Army Staff Identification Badge.  Unit awards include Army Meritorious Unit Citation.  

SGM Dickinson is married with three sons.

Mission statement

  • Return rotary wing aircraft and components to the Department of Defense and other government organizations with uncompromising quality, at the lowest possible cost, in the shortest amount of time possible.
  • Safeguard the workforce. Integrate safety and risk mitigation into every aspect of depot operations.
  • Support the Army’s accident investigation processes worldwide with materials expertise and laboratory analysis.
  • Assess, evaluate and repair forward-deployed aircraft and components worldwide. Provide on-site depot capacity to the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence at Fort Rucker.
  • Support Active, Reserve and National Guard aviation maintenance skill development with hands-on training at the depot.


  • Provide our Nation the best value solution for modification, repair and overhaul of rotary wing components and aircraft; posture the depot to meet our Nation’s future requirements in peacetime and at war.


  • Customers satisfied - demands met on time - carryover goal met. Zero accident related loss of life, limb or eyesight with all OSHA safety goals met. Depot is right sized and right skilled to meet customer demands.


Last updated on: 26-Jun-2015