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News | June 5, 2018

Wennblom takes command at DLA Distribution Anniston, Alabama

By Diana Dawa DLA Distribution Public Affairs

U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Martin E. Wennblom assumed command of Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Anniston, Alabama, in a June 5th ceremony.  The ceremony was officiated by DLA Distribution Commanding General, Brig. Gen. John S. Laskodi.

A Sioux Falls, South Dakota native, Wennblom graduated from the South Dakota State University in 2001, subsequently receiving his commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Army Quartermaster Corps.

Additionally, Wennblom holds a Master of Science degree in Kinesiology from Indiana University (Bloomington).

Prior to this assignment, Wennblom served as the Brigade Operations Officer with the 181st Infantry Brigade, Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, where he was responsible for a Training Support Brigade with the mission of training Army reserve component soldiers. He worked to continuously plan, prepare, and execute operations contributing to the brigade's successful execution of the Army’s Total Force Policy and greatly enhanced the readiness of 34 Army Reserve enduring partners.

Wennblom’s previous assignments include platoon leader, 59th  Quartermaster Company, Fort Carson, Colorado.; platoon leader, 183rd Maintenance Company, Operation Enduring Freedom, Arfijan, Kuwait; Operation Iraqi Freedom, Tallil, Iraq; Support Operations Supply and Services Officer, 68th Corps Support Battalion, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Taji, Iraq; commander, 60th Ordnance Company, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Balad, Iraq; and Goldminer Team, maintenance company trainer, Operation Group, National Training Center, Fort Irwin, California

Wennblom’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary and Service Medals, Armed Forces Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, and Overseas Service Ribbon. 

An avid runner, Wennblom finished 39th overall at the 2017 Army Ten Miler while also placing first in age group (35-39).