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Distinguished veterans named to Hall of Honor

Ronald L. Munden and Axel Martinez are the 2016 inductees into UTA's Military Science Hall of Honor.

Munden was assigned to the Military Science Department in 1981 and his contributions to the ROTC program include acquiring six 75mm pack howitzers that form the Carlisle Cannons. Three of those cannons are still in use.

He had an illustrious career in the Field Artillery, achieving the rank of lieutenant colonel. After retiring from military service, he worked for a number of corporations in the areas of military operations and training, counterterrorism training, testing, and evaluation

Martinez was a member of the Corps of Cadets and the Sam Houston Rifles, which he commanded in 1979. He completed the U.S. Army Airborne and Ranger Schools during his sophomore year in 1978. Commissioned in Field Artillery after graduating from UTA in 1980, he served with distinction as an army aviator for over 15 years.

He served in information systems and culminated his successful career as a foreign area officer, retiring in 2007, having achieved the rank of lieutenant colonel. A year later, he joined the civil service to serve as the civilian program manager for the U.S. Army Military Personnel Exchange program and the School of Other Nations program in the Regional Affairs Directorate, United States Army South.

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