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Marc Hoffmeister


Veterans of the Vietnam War, Inc. and The Veterans Coalition

Board Member

    Team Veteran Leader
Adventure Racing Team

Team Captain 

Military Background

Rank:  Major             
Branch:  Corps of Engineers

-Future Operations Planner, Coalition Forces Land Component Command, Camp Doha, Kuwait
-Bn Operations Officer, 3/361st TSBn, 2nd Bde, 91st Div (TS), Denver, CO
-Team Chief, Senior OC/T, Engineer Team 6, 2nd Bde, 91st Div (TS), Denver, CO
-Small Group Leader/Instructor, Engineer Officer Advance Course, Ft Leonard Wood, MO
-Company Commander, Co. C, 1-48 IN (BCT), Ft Leonard Wood, MO
-Assistant Brigade Engineer, 1st Brigade, 25th ID (L), Ft Lewis, WA
-Executive Officer, Co A, 65th Engineer Battalion, Ft Lewis, WA
-Executive Officer, 907th Engineer -Company (C)(L), Ft Lewis, WA
-Platoon Leader, Co A, 13th Engineer Battalion (C)(L), Ft Lewis, WA
-Platoon Leader, Co B, 14th Engineer Battalion (C)(C)(W), Ft Ord, CA

Civilian Experience

1992  United States Military Academy
BS, Aerospace Engineering              
1997  University of Missouri-Rolla     MS, Engineering Management  
1997  Registered Professional Engineer          


Awards and Honors

Bronze Star
Meritorious Service Medal (3)
Army Commendation Medal (3)
Army Achievement Medal (5)
Joint Meritorious Unit Award
Global War on Terror Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terror Service Medal
Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Award
National Defense Service Medal (2)Humanitarian Service Medal
Coast Guard Special Operations Ribbon
Army Service Ribbon
Air Assault Badge
Parachutist Badge
Ranger Tab
Sapper Tab
German Armed Forces Efficiency Badge (Gold)

Additional Affiliations

Missouri Board of Professional Engineers, Architects, and Land Surveyors


     Marcís company grade officer background is in light engineer combat units at all levels.  He served as light platoon leader and task force engineer to multiple light infantry task forces in the 9th Infantry Regiment, 7th ID(L), to include rotations to NTC/JRTC.  He served as executive officer to the 907th EN CO (L) and Co A, 65th EN and as the assistant brigade engineer to the 1st Brigade, 25th ID (L).  While an executive officer, he deployed to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba  in support of migrant operations stemming from Haitian and Cuban political situations.  While deployed, he performed duties as the OIC of the migrant movement cell with responsibilities for transport, processing, and security of inbound and outbound migrants, to include receipt and processing of prisoners held from the Panama riots and the forced repatriation of Cuban and Haitian migrants.  After completion of the Engineer Officer Advanced Course, he earned a Masters degree in Engineering Management from University of Missouri-Rolla and registration as a Professional Engineer in Missouri.  Marc then commanded a basic combat training company, which he led to train and graduate in excess of 1100 soldiers during the period of his command.  Following, he served as a small group leader at the Engineer Officer Advanced Course, graduating 5 classes of future company commanders and performed additional duties as the Cooperative Degree program coordinator, establishing 5 distinct cooperative degree programs with local universities for advanced course students of all backgrounds to participate in.  Marc was involved in doctrine development for the Stryker Brigade Combat Team and as the primary developer/instructor for the Tactical Leaderís Course used to train the key leaders of the 18th Engineer Company in the initial phases of the Stryker transformation. Upon reassignment to the 3/361st Training Support Battalion in Denver, CO, he served initially as Team Chief, Senior Engineer Observer/Controller-Trainer, maintaining responsibility for the training and readiness of specialty engineer detachments in a three state region and then as Battalion S3 Operations Officer during mobilization operations at Fort Carson, CO in support of Operation Noble Eagle, Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.  From August 2003 to July 2004, he deployed to Kuwait, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Uzbekistan as a future operations planner for the Coalition Forces Land Component Command  in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Marc is currently attending Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, KS.

     Marc is the founder and team leader of Team Veteran Leader Adventure Racing. Team Veteran Leader is an adventure racing team consisting of a group of dedicated athletes who share in a common mission:

1. To honor the veterans of our Armed Forces, past and present, for dedicating a part of their lives to the defense of our nation and its allies

2.  To demonstrate by performance and example that no obstacle is so great that the human spirit cannot overcome it

3.  To promote awareness of the goals and mission of the Veterans of the Vietnam War, Inc and the Veterans Coalition to the veterans of our Armed Forces as well as civilians and serving members of Active Duty, Guard, and Reserve Forces.

The team is comprised of Active Duty, Guard, and Reserve Service Members, Veterans, and family members of the above who share the common experience of service to our nation. The Team competes in honor of all service members and all veterans, as well as to raise funding and awareness for the Veterans of the Vietnam War, Inc and the Veterans Coaltion.

Marc is the teamís primary navigator.  His competitive background encompasses intercollegiate and professional martial arts as well as orienteering, rogaines, mountain biking, running, kayaking, and adventure racing in all formats from sprint to expedition racing at a national and international level.  He has extensive experience in Orienteering, Mountain Biking, Climbing, Rappelling, Whitewater Kayaking/Rafting,  The team has competed in National and International level competition.  In every competition, the team dedicates its efforts to the memory of a fallen hero.

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