COL Lynn Marm graduated from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with a degree in International Business. COL Marm received her commission through the Reserve Officer Training Corps in May 1994, and was the distinguished military graduate. She later completed a Master’s Degree in Business and Organizational Security from Webster University and the Army’s postgraduate medical logistics course.
Upon entering active duty, COL Marm was assigned as an ambulance platoon leader in the 724th Main Support Battalion, 24th Infantry Division at Fort Stewart, Georgia. She moved to Fort Bragg, North Carolina in 1996 and attended the Medical Logistics course, specializing as a medical logistician. While stationed at the home of the Airborne community, she served as the Chief of Materiel Distribution at Womack Army Medical Center and was selected to serve as the battalion Logistics Officer for the 56th Medical Evacuation Battalion in the 44th Medical Brigade. She served on staff for two years before assuming command in 1999 of the only airborne medical logistics depot company in the United States Army – Alpha Company, 32d Medical Logistics Battalion. Following command, in 2002, COL Marm was assigned to the 62d Medical Brigade Headquarters at Joint Base Lewis McChord, Washington, as the Deputy Brigade Logistics Officer. She deployed in spring 2003 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom as part of the medical brigade headquarters responsible for combat health support in Northern Iraq. Upon return, she was assigned as a medical plans officer at the I Corps Surgeon’s office, responsible for developing war plans in support of contingencies in the Pacific Region. She was selected to attend the U.S. Army Command & General Staff College (CGSC) at Fort Leavenworth, KS in 2005. Following completion of CGSC, COL Marm served as the Chief of Operations focused on CENTCOM medical logistics at the Office of the Army Surgeon General (OTSG). Afterwards, she was selected to serve as the Executive Assistant to the Deputy Surgeon General.
Following these assignments, COL Marm served as a fellow in the office of Senator Scott Brown (Massachusetts) and represented Army Medicine to Congress as a legislative liaison. After, she served as the Chief of Congressional Affairs for the Army Surgeon General. In 2014, she was selected to command the 1st Medical Recruiting Battalion at Fort Meade, Maryland, a unit responsible for recruiting the future medical force. Most recently, COL Marm was assigned as the Director of Medical Programs at the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology.
Her awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal with Silver Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, and Army Achievement Medal with Oak Leaf cluster, Expert Field Medical Badge, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge and the U.S. Army recruiter’s badge. She is also a member of the Distinguished Order of Military Medical Merit.
COL Marm is a graduate of the Army Medical Department Officer Basic and Advanced courses, Air Assault and Airborne schools, and the Combined Arms Staff Service School and Command and General Staff College. She is currently enrolled in the Army War College and Defense Acquisition University distance learning programs.