Military Bio
Ellis J. Majetich
SSG (R) US Army
304th Psychological Operations Company

October 24th, 1988 – Basic Training, Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) in San Diego California.

January 1989 – Marine Corps Security Forces (MCSF) training Virginia Beach, Virginia.

March 1989 – Assigned MCSF aboard the USS Saratoga, NAS Mayport, Florida. Security team leader and Captains orderly during operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.

May 1991 – Assigned to Weapons Company 1/7 Twenty-Nine Palms, California. Dragon Missile system gunner, squad leader and Platoon Sergeant while in Okinawa Japan.
Combat rotation in Iraq during Desert Storm as Dragon Missile system gunner, squad leader.

October 23rd, 1992 – Honorable Discharge United States Marine Corps.

May 3rd, 1993 – Entered the United States Army and attended Finance and Accounting school, Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indianapolis, Indiana.

July 1992 – Assigned to Headquarter and Headquarter Company, Defense Finance and Account Service Indianapolis (HHC-DFAS-IN). Serve as an Accounting Technician, Training Coordinator, Managed Government Travel Accounts for the United States Army working with Travel Policies and Procedures. Programs put into position while serving in this position save the United States Government over $180 million. Reduced commanders hand receipts by over $1 million reassigning equipment to proper organizations with in DFAS-IN. Three time Soldier of the Year, 1994, 1995 and 1997.

November 18th, 1998 – Honorable Discharge United States Army.

January 1999 – Entered the Indiana National Guard, Squad Leader 2nd Battalion, 152nd Infantry (Air Assault).

October 1st, 2001 – Activated and transferred to 138th Finance Battalion DFAS-IN, Section Sergeant-Contingency Travel. Supervised 43 service members and civilian employees. Responsible for training and placing over 200 soldiers and civilian government employees. Helped coordinate training and processing procedures that reduced the over half a million travel voucher backlog and two-month processing time to no backlog and vouchers were being processed in seven days or less.

August 23rd, 2003 – Transferred to California and Joined the 7th Psychological Operations (PSYOP) Group, Moffett Field (AGR), on orders with the Army reserves. Reduced unit member government travel cards delinquencies and minimized late fees. Observer Controller for Joint Readiness Training Center, Fort Polk, Louisiana, ensuring that all PSYOP soldiers are trained in tactical psychological operations in preparation for mobilization to Iraq and Afghanistan. Established pre-Mobility packets, controlled issuance of weapons, vaults, and keys and ordered and received all supply items for the 7th PSYOP group. NCO of the year, 2004.

February 2005 – Mobilized with the 304th Psychological Operations Company to Iraq. Served as a Tactical Team Leader out of FOB Falcon in support of the 184th Infantry Battalion (Air Assault). Completed operations in support of the 3rd Infantry Division, responsible for daily operations and lives of two PSYOP soldiers, nine Infantry soldiers who served as my security detachment, one Combat Photo Journalist and three Iraqi Local National interpreters. Conduct PSYOP operations resulting in the closure of two Improvised Explosive Device (IED) making facilities, one vehicle borne IED facility, two Propaganda centers, two weapons caches, and the detention of over two hundred insurgents.

October 29th, 2005 – My vehicle was struck with an IED and I was medically evacuated to Landstuhl Germany where I was kept and until stabilized. Moved to Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC), Fort Sam Houston, Texas on November 2nd, 2005. My injuries were; 35% Total Body Surface (TBS) burns. 100% of face and scalp burns. Lose of both ears and a portion of my nose. Complete amputation of right hand pinky and thumb. Amputation down to first joint of remaining three fingers. Finger tip amputation of all four fingers of the left hand. Severe muscle loss and damage to right arm and shoulder. My breast plate was forced into my stomach during the blast, resulting in the loss of 1/3 small intestines and ΒΌ of the stomach. Two gun shot wounds to rear upper leg received during evacuation. Fractured spine in three places, along L4 and L5. Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). While outpatient at BAMC, I Processed benefits for Wounded in Action soldiers such as grants and VA benefits. Became a Guest speaker for Brooke Army Medical Center, Army Chaplain Corps, Occupational Therapy Classes, and Army Medical Corps.

June 29th, 2007 – Retired from the United States Army.

July 1st, 2007 – Worked as a Wounded Warrior Transition Specialist with DFAS-IN. Assisted in transition of service members injured during combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, service members seriously injured in non-combat operations and family members of wounded service members. Provided training to medical personnel ensuring capability in meeting the psychological needs of injured military service members. Created, distributed and posted web pamphlets and information regarding benefits, pay and resource organizations. Ensured all wounded service members received correct pay, benefits, travel information and orders during transition using the Wounded Warrior Database. Left DFAS-IN in November of 2007 due to further necessary surgeries.

February 2010 the Wall Street Warfighters Program.
April 2011 Vice President Drexel Hamilton.

Also served as a spokesman for the Coalition to Salute Americas Heroes. Multiple speaking engagements, including one in from of 600,000 people at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, during the Brickyard 400 pre-race activities.

Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Joint Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal with 3 Oak Leaf clusters, Marine Corps Combat Action , Army Achievement Medal with 1 silver and 2 Oak Leaf cluster, Navy Commendation Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal 2nd award, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Medal with Bronze Star, Iraqi Campaign Ribbon with 2 Bronze Stars, South West Asia service Medal with 2 Bronze Stars, Indiana Airport Defense Service Ribbon, Leadership Development Ribbon , Marine Corp Sea Service & Overseas Deployment Ribbon with 3 bronze stars, Army Overseas Ribbon, Kuwaiti Liberation Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal

3 time Soldier of the Year Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS)
NCO of the year 7th Special Operations, Psychological Operations Group