Colonel Hyman enlisted in the United States Marine Corps Reserve in 1993 and was a personnel clerk assigned to Company I, 3d Battalion, 23d Marines, 4th Marine Division in North Little Rock, Arkansas. He attended Officer Candidates School via the Platoon Leaders Class and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant upon graduating from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 1997. In 1999, he graduated from The Basic School and was later designated a Military Police Officer.
Colonel Hyman’s Fleet Marine Force assignments have been with II Marine Expeditionary Force. He was a company commander for 2d Military Police Battalion and deployed in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM 04-06.2 while attached to a logistics combat element. Also, while assigned to this battalion, he served as the Officer in Charge, Remain Behind Element and as the Assistant Operations Officer for 5th Battalion, 14th Marine Regiment (REIN), which was re-designated as Task Force Military Police Battalion, II Marine Expeditionary Force Forward. From 2014-2016, he was the Commanding Officer of 2d Law Enforcement Battalion, II MEF.
Colonel Hyman’s supporting establishment assignments include tours at Marine Corps Bases Camp Lejeune, Camp Pendleton, and Camp Butler, where he served in multiple military police leadership billets including Platoon Commander, Operations Officer, Deputy Provost Marshal, and Provost Marshal. He also served as the Operations Officer and Executive Officer, Company F, Marine Security Guard Battalion (State Department) in Pretoria, Republic of South Africa. Additionally, he served as the Commanding Officer of Marine Corps Recruiting Station Baltimore, a Military Faculty Advisor at the Marine Corps Command and Staff College, Marine Corps University, and the Assistant Chief of Staff G-3, Marine Corps Installations Pacific. His joint duty assignment was as an action officer assigned to the Deputy Director for Global Operations (J-39) on The Joint Staff (Pentagon).
Colonel Hyman’s professional military education includes the Expeditionary Warfare School (Distance Education Program), the Military Police Captains Career Course, Marine Corps Command and Staff College (Distance Education Program), the College of Naval Command and Staff, and the Marine Corps War College. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree (Cum Laude) in Criminal Justice from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, a Master of Arts Degree (with Distinction) in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College, and a Master of Strategic Studies from the Marine Corps University.
Colonel Hyman’s personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with four gold stars, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with four gold stars, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and the Combat Action Ribbon.