Warrant Officer Historical Foundation

(formerly Warrant Officers Heritage Foundation)

A Non-Profit  501 (c) (3) Public Charity

Preserving Army Warrant Officer History

Founded May 29, 2003

Richard C. "Dick" Markle,

Chief Warrant Officer 5, U.S. Army Retired

Chairman of the Board of Directors, Co-Founder, Liaison to the Army Historical Foundation,

and Liaison to the National Museum of the United States Army Project Office




Richard C. “Dick” Markle, CW5 USA Retired, was born Sep 29, 1946, Bellefonte, PA.


He was drafted into the US Army 4 December 1968, and advanced to the grade of Staff Sergeant before being appointed a Warrant Officer 1 in May 1977.  He served as a Personnel Technician with the 25th Infantry Division in Hawaii, the 4th Infantry Division at Fort Carson, Colorado, the 2nd Armored Division (Forward) at Garlstadt, Germany, and the 176th Personnel Services Company in Bremerhaven, Germany.  Final active duty assignment was with the Field Systems Division of the Army’s Personnel Command in charge of SIDPERS-3 development, fielding and helpdesk assistance.


He retired 1 February 2000, and worked as a contractor with FC Business Systems under contract to the Product Manager, Army Human Resource System, at Fort Belvoir, Virginia.


He served several years, as Chapter Secretary and one year as Chapter President of the Pikes Peak Chapter of the U.S. Army Warrant Officers Association, 1978-1982.  Currently serving as Chapter Treasurer of the Lord Fairfax Silver Chapter, U.S. Army Warrant Officers Association.


He earned an MBA in Management Information Systems from Troy State University in 1996, a BS in Business Management from University College, University of Maryland in 1991, and an AS in Business Management from Pikes Peak Community College in 1983.


He completed the Army Management Staff College in 1994, and the Warrant Officer Senior Staff Course in 1998


He formerly served as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors and Corporate Vice President of the Warrant Officers Heritage Foundation (2003-2005).


He is currently serving as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Warrant Officer Historical Foundation (2005-present). He is a Founding Sponsor of the National Museum of the U. S. Army.


Mr. Markle is married to Karin Markle of Bremerhaven, Germany.  They have four children and two grandchildren.



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