The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory’s Capt. Joseph Marut III was recently presented by the ERDC Commander Col. Bryan S. Green the Army Achievement Medal.
Marut received the medal for his exceptional technical support to the Engineer Inspector General visit at CRREL in August. While supporting the CRREL Technical Director’s Office, he made substantial contributions to coordinate the logistics of facilities, support the EIG quickly and efficiently with laboratory administrative information and maintained a positive flow of communication with the lab director and support staff.
In 2007, he entered active service after completing basic combat training and Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, Georgia. His first duty assignment was with the 57th Sapper Company (Rough Terrain), 27th Engineer Battalion at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. In 2010, he deployed as a platoon leader with the Tiger Battalion to Afghanistan, conducting route clearance missions throughout Regional Command East. He returned from Afghanistan to serve as the Executive Officer, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 20th Engineer Brigade and later, the Brigade Medical Officer. After completing the Engineer Captains Career Course, he was assigned as an instructor with the Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, where he served as a platoon mentor. Marut most recently commanded and inactivated the 63rd Engineer Company (Horizontal), 11th Engineer Battalion at Fort Benning.
Marut’s military education includes the Officer Candidate School (Distinguished Military Graduate), the Basic Officer Leader Course II, Field Artillery Officer Basic Course, Ranger Course, Airborne School, Engineer Captains Career Course and the Stryker Leader Course.
Marut’s awards and decorations include the Combat Action Badge, Ranger Tab, and Parachutist Badge; the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal (with Campaign star) and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal. He has also been awarded the Basic German Parachutist Badge.
Marut earned a bachelor’s in civil engineering from Bucknell University and a master’s in engineering management from the Missouri University of Science and Technology. He is a licensed Engineer In Training, a certified emergency medical technician and rescue diver.
In January he was stationed at CRREL, joining the Special Projects Office and currently he assists the Office of the Technical Director.