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KITOCTOBER 18, 1979 - AUGUST 3, 2015
Tech Sgt. Marty B. Bettelyoun was a combat controller assigned to 720th Operations Support Squadron, 720th Special Tactics Group, 24th Special Operations Wing, Air Force Special Operations Command, Hurlburt Field, Fla. As the Noncommissioned Officer in Charge, Surveys and Assault Zones, Bettelyoun provided assault zone and survey program management, training, and oversight for eight special tactics units encompassing over 900 combat controllers, pararescuemen, special operations weathermen, tactical air control party, and mission support personnel.
Bettelyoun entered the Air Force and graduated Basic Training in 2000. He completed Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape school in 2001 and was assigned to the 22nd Training Squadron where he taught SERE techniques to thousands of aircrew, special operations forces, and high risk of capture personnel. Sergeant Bettelyoun retrained in 2006 to become a combat controller. After graduating one of the military’s toughest training programs in 2007, he was assigned to the 321st Special Tactics Squadron at Royal Air Force Mildenhall, United Kingdom, where he became the NCOIC of Surveys. Bettelyoun has deployed to multiple combat zones and sensitive areas across the globe throughout his career.
Bettelyoun is originally from Eugene, Oregon, and is survived by his wife and five children.