Board Member, West Michigan Veterans Coalition
State Chair, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve
Army Reserve Ambassador
Organizations/Clubs/Philanthropies: Michigan Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve; Army-Navy Club of Grand Rapids; Member of MOAA; American Legion, Masons; Scottish Rite Club of Grand Rapids; AMVETS; National Rifle Association; Kent County Veteran Affairs Committee; West Walker Sportsman Club; Retired Military Police Officers Association (RMPOA); Military Police Regimental Association (MPRA) Civilian Honors: 32d Degree in Scottish Rite; Honorary Police Officer and SERT Team; Street named “Mel Bauman Blvd” in the City of Southfield, MI; Nine Certificates of Commendation for Exceptional Civilian Service; Superior Civilian Service Medal/Award; Meritorious Civilian Service Medal/Award; Seven Seals Award from ESGR; Certificate of Tribute from Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm; Two Presidential Volunteer Service Awards (Bronze and Silver); Letters of Congratulation and Appreciation for retirement -Army Reserve and Civil Service from Former Presidents Ford, Clinton, and Bush
Military Retirement Rank and Date, Service and Key Positions: LTC, USAR; Cdr 350th PAD PAO, Ft. McCoy, WI; Dep Cdr, 5064th Garrison; Cdr, 5064th; Provisional Battalion Dep Cdr, 8803d Headquarters Brigade; Dep Cdr, 645th Area Support Group; Executive Officer 334th Medical Group;
Name of Spouse and Children: Wife- Constance, Children- Huck, Christopher, Melissa, and Andrew
Army Reserve Ambassador Melvin A. Bauman is retired from the U.S. Army Reserve with a career spanning 40 years, receiving many awards and decorations including the Legion of Merit. In addition, he served concurrently as a Department of the Army Civilian for 35 years and is the recipient of the Meritorious Civilian Service Award and the Superior Civilian Service Award. He is a graduate from the Command and General Staff College, Defense Logistics University, RC National Security Course, Senior Reserve Component Officer Course at the Army War College, attended Central Michigan University and completed numerous military operations, training, logistics and management courses.