XIKAR Nation - Hall of Fame Inductee, Carolee Martin, Border Management Task Force, Afghanistan
XIKAR’s Hall of Fame Nominee: Carolee Martin
XIKAR, Kurt Van Keppel - President & Founder, Scott Almsberger, VP, Jerry Dear, EVP and Bob Moreno, Director of Marketing, are very proud to announce our first XIKAR Nation "Hall of Fame Inductee" Ms. Carolee Martin. Carolee is in Afghanistan, as part of the Border Management Task Force. Carolee has been very instrumental in coordinating XIKAR products to camps and troops in remote areas of Afghanistan. Her goodwill and support build the spirit of our troops. Read below and learn more about our Hall of Fame inductee. Congratulations to Carolee Martin and its our honor... and she loves cigars!
Professional Field: Law Enforcement
Professional Background: Arizona Department of Public Safety, International Police officer Kosovo, Police Mentor/Advisor Afghanistan
Current Position: Border Management Task Force, Afghanistan
Academic, Personal or Professional Achievements: Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice, Meritorious Service Award from AZ DPS for my work in Developing a cooperative training program between law enforcement and fire/ emergency personnel, Development of a Women’s Border and Custom’s Program in Afghanistan.
I am married to Stephen Martin who was seriously injured by an improvised explosive device in 2008 while working in Afghanistan with me. He is currently in the United States recovering from a double amputation and training for his first Marathon (the Baaton Death March) in New Mexico.
I am also the first female President of the Tali-banned Cigar Aficionado Club Camp Gibson Chapter. This is a non-profit organization, which is geared toward cigar smokers. It started in Iraq and currently has 5 chapters in Afghanistan and several more in the United States. As a result of my ties to quality cigar companies and cigar accessories I have helped coordinate the support the troops initiative by finding pockets of soldiers in need of a good smoke out in the field and reached out to those companies and associates who want to show their support.
Affiliation with XIKAR: Long time admirer and owner of XIKAR's beautiful cutters and lighters, don’t have to give up on good looking to be functional.
Affiliation with Cigar Industry: First female President of the Tali-banned Cigar Club Camp Gibson Chapter in Afghanistan