Former Ward Six Alderman Colonel Mark Cremin 2014 Grand Marshall for Memorial Day Parade Sunday May 25, 2014

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Somerville native and US Army Colonel Mark Cremin will serve as Grand Marshall of this year’s parade.

Cremin and his wife Loretta, both receiving distinguished and meritorious service awards from General Flora Delpino of the US Army Judge Advocate General Corp. Also attached is a picture of Alderman Connolly presenting citations to the Colonel.

Alderman at Large Jack Connolly accompanied many friends and family recently to Ft. Belvoir Va. for Col, Cremin’s formal retirement ceremony, where he presented the Colonel with citations from US Congressman Michael Capuano (who served as a Ward Five Alderman wit Colonel Cremin), and from the City of Somerville Board of Aldermen and Mayor Joseph Curtatone. Colonel Cremin ends over thirty years of noteworthy and significant service to his City, State, and Country. ​

— Colonel Mark Cremin was born and reared in Somerville, Massachusetts. He graduated from Somerville High School (Highlanders) and Tufts University (Jumbos) with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology. He graduated from Boston College School of Law (Legal Eagles) with a Juris Doctor. Following three terms as Ward Six Alderman in Somerville and private practice with a small firm, he joined The Judge Advocate General’s Corps and was commissioned a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army. Colonel Cremin attended the 104th Judge Advocate Officer Basic Course and the 42nd Judge Advocate Officer Graduate Course, earning a Master of Laws in Military Law. He also attended the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and the National War College, earning a Master of Science in National Security Studies.
Colonel Cremin has 30 years of service as a Judge Advocate in a variety of duty positions to include developmental assignments in Legal Assistance/Claims, International and Operational Law, and Administrative Law. He also served as Trial Counsel and Senior Trial Counsel, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, 3rd Infantry Division, Wurzburg, Germany; Senior Defense Counsel, U.S. Army Trial Defense Service Mediterranean Branch Office, Vicenza, Italy; Chief of Military Justice and Chief of Military Law, 1st Armored Division, Ansbach, Germany, and 1st Armored Division Tactical Operations Officer and Legal Advisor in Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm; Officer in Charge, Katterbach Law Center, 3rd Infantry Division, Katterbach, Germany; Deputy Staff Judge Advocate, 6th Infantry Division (Light), Fort Wainwright and Fort Richardson, Alaska; Operational Law Officer and Deputy Chief, International and Operational Law Division, OTJAG; Staff Judge Advocate, 1st Infantry Division, Wurzburg, Germany; Chief of Plans, Field Grade Assignments Officer, and Deputy Chief, PP&TO, OTJAG; Chief, Defense Appellate Division, USALSA; Staff Judge Advocate, III Corps and Fort Hood, Texas; Staff Judge Advocate, Multi-National Corps – Iraq, Baghdad, Iraq; Chief, U.S. Army Trial Defense Service, USALSA; and Chief, Professional Responsibility Branch, OTJAG. Colonel Cremin is the recipient of numerous awards and decorations, and wears the Parachutist and Army Staff Identification Badges and the 1st Armored Division and III Corps combat badges.

Colonel Cremin was supported in every step of his military journey by his wife of over 30 years, Loretta Cremin (formerly Rizzo). They have four children: Danielle Stinson (formerly Cremin), married to Staff Sergeant Josh Stinson, U.S. Army Reserve; Captain Kevin Cremin, U.S. Army; David Cremin; and Thomas Cremin. They also have two grandchildren, Uriah and Isaac Stinson, who are the joys of their lives. He really loves Boston sports teams but he assures everyone that he loves his Family more.

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