Colonel Sanford P. Artman, a native of Atlanta, Ga., was commissioned as a Field Artillery Officer in May 1984 after graduating from Marion Military Institute in Marion, Ala. After graduating from the Field Artillery Basic Course at Fort Sill, Okla., in 1986, Colonel Artman served in the 1st Infantry Division as a Fire Support Team Chief, Platoon Leader, and Battalion S2 in the 4th BN, 5th Field Artillery Battalion.
In May 1990, Artman was assigned as the Division Artillery S2 for the 1st Infantry Division Artillery at Fort Riley, Kan., and deployed to Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Kuwait for Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. After returning to Fort Riley he attended the Military Intelligence Officer Transition Course in 1991.
From 1991 to 1992, Artman attended the Post Graduate Intelligence Program in Washington, D.C., where he attained a Master’s Degree in Strategic Intelligence. In March 1994, Colonel Artman was selected to command Alpha Company, 305th MI Battalion, where he commanded the 98C, 98G, and 98J Advanced Individual Training and Functional Students at Fort Huachuca, Ariz.
Artman left the Active Army in August 1995. From 1995 until April 2002, he served within the 39th Separate Infantry Brigade, Arkansas National Guard and the 460th Chemical Brigade, Army Reserve. During this time, he was assigned as the Assistant Brigade S2, Brigade S2, and the 468th Chemical Battalion S3.
In April 2002, Artman joined the Active Guard Reserve Program and was assigned to ARPERSCOM at St Louis where he served as the Division Chief, Combat Arms Division of Officer Personnel Management Division until October 2003. Soon afterward he was selected as the HRC-STL Executive Officer. In June 2006, Colonel Artman assumed Command of the North Central Army Reserve Intelligence Support Center (NCARISC) at Fort Sheridan, Ill. During his command tenure he was selected to serve as the JTF Guantanamo J2 and deployed to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. From August 2008 thru April 2009 Colonel Artman served as the Director, Senior Leader Development for the Military Intelligence Readiness Command at Fort Belvoir, Va. From April 2009 until July 2012 Artman was the Deputy Chief of Staff for the United States Army Recruiting Command, Fort Knox. He now serves as the Deputy Commander for the USAR Joint and Special Troops Support Command.
His awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Commendation Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters and the Army Achievement Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters. He is a graduate of the US Army War College, 2010.