Army Maj. Jeffrey Marsteller, formerly of Wheatland, retired on Jan. 31, 2021, after 35 years of combined service, 25 of which were active duty.
Marsteller joined the Air Force on Feb. 7, 1986, as an information systems specialist in the Strategic Air Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., and later with the Technical Liaison Office, Ankara, Turkey as a sergeant.
After leaving the Air Force in December 1992, he joined the Army Reserves in Feb. 1993 as a petroleum supply specialist and intelligence analyst with the 475th Petroleum Group, Farrell, and later with the 402nd Quartermaster Battalion, New Castle. In July 2000, Staff Sgt. Marsteller entered the Quartermaster Corps as a second lieutenant.
Marsteller is a Cold War, Desert Storm, Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom veteran whose awards include the Combat Action Badge, Bronze Star (3), Meritorious Service Medal (4), Army Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal (2), Army Achievement Medal (2), Air Force Achievement Medal, Air Force Good Conduct Medal, Armed Forces Achievement Medal One Oak Leaf Cluster, National Defense Service Medal One Oak Leaf Cluster, Southwest Asia Service Medal 1 Bronze Star, Afghan Campaign Medal with 1 star, Iraq Campaign Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal Bronze Hour Glass and “M” Device, Army NCO Professional Development Ribbon with #2, Air Force NCO Professional Development Ribbon, Air Force Longevity Ribbon. Army Service Ribbon. Air Force Overseas Long Tour, Army Reserves Overseas Training Ribbon with #3, NATO Non-Article 5 Service Ribbon, Air Force Basic Training Ribbon.
Marsteller is a 1981 graduate of Farrell High School and received a bachelor of arts in economics from Bethany College (WV) in 1985. In 1995 he received a master’s degree in public administration from Troy State University in 1996.
Marsteller has been married to the former Shawn Weltz for the last 32 years and they have four children, Denee Sheffield, Hallie Boyles-Marsteller, Brennan Marsteller and Reagan Marsteller. They also have one grand-daughter. He is the son of the late LeRoy A. Marsteller, Jr. and Thelma E. Marsteller (Dudley) formerly of Wheatland.
After retirement will be employed as a sustainment trainer for Northrup Grumman Corporation and live in Kansas.