|Joseph M. Martin|
|Born||December 29, 1962(age 59)|
|Place of birth||Dearborn, Michigan, United States|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||1986–present|
Vice Chief of Staff of the Army|
1st Infantry Division
Fort Irwin National Training Center
United States Army Operational Test Command
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division
1st Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment
War against ISIL
Army Distinguished Service Medal (2)|
Defense Superior Service Medal (2)
Legion of Merit (2)
Joseph Matthew Martin (born December 29, 1962) is a general in the United States Army who serves as the 37th Vice Chief of Staff of the Army. He previously served as the director of the Army Staff in Washington, D.C. He assumed his current assignment as 37th Vice Chief of Staff on July 26, 2019.
Education[edit | edit source]
A native of Dearborn, Michigan and the son of a Ford Motor Company executive, Martin graduated from Dearborn High School in 1981. He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1986.
Military career[edit | edit source]
After graduating the United States Military Academy, Martin served as a tank platoon leader, scout platoon leader, and company executive officer in the 1st Battalion, 37th Armor Regiment, in the 1st Armored Division (1987 to 1990). Upon graduation from the Armor Officer Advanced Course, he was assigned to 4th Battalion, 37th Armor Regiment in the 1st Infantry Division where he commanded Company B during Operation Desert Storm and at Fort Riley, Kansas.
Martin was assigned at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin in California as the Commanding General. He participated in Operation Iraqi Freedom as the commander of 1st Battalion of the 67th Armor Regiment in the 4th Infantry Division. He was also the commander of the Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command Operation Inherent Resolve in Mosul in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS or ISIL).
Awards and decorations[edit | edit source]
Joseph M. Martin is the recipient of the following awards:
|Combat Action Badge|
|Basic Parachutist Badge|
|Army Staff Identification Badge|
|1st Infantry Division Combat Service Identification Badge|
|67th Armored Regiment Distinctive Unit Insignia|
|6 Overseas Service Bars|
|Army Distinguished Service Medal with one bronze oak leaf cluster|
|Defense Superior Service Medal with oak leaf cluster|
|Legion of Merit with "C" device and oak leaf cluster|
|Bronze Star with "V" device and two oak leaf clusters|
|Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters|
|Army Commendation Medal with Valor device and two oak leaf clusters|
|Army Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters|
|Joint Meritorious Unit Award|
|Valorous Unit Award|
|Meritorious Unit Commendation|
|Superior Unit Award with oak leaf cluster|
|National Defense Service Medal with one bronze service star|
|Southwest Asia Service Medal with three service stars|
|Iraq Campaign Medal with two service stars|
|Inherent Resolve Campaign Medal with service star|
|Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal|
|Global War on Terrorism Service Medal|
|Army Service Ribbon|
|Army Overseas Service Ribbon with bronze award numeral 3|
|Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia)|
|Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait)|
References[edit | edit source]
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Category:Joseph M. Martin.|
- "Joseph Matthew Martin". https://www.westpointaog.org/page.aspx?pid=3390&reid=XWsFLrKcCQ3U%2b%2f4%2foBSnNg%3d%3d&bbsys=0&bbrt=0. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
- "Joseph Matthew Martin" Register of Graduates and Former Cadets, United States Military Academy 1986
- "HOMECOMING". http://themercury.com/news/local/new-fort-riley-commander-adds-to-personal-history-in-st/article_283151a9-ef66-5d2b-ad8a-3b55ff554959.html. Retrieved July 11, 2018.
- Monica King (June 5, 2018). "Lt. Gen. Joseph M. Martin [Image 11 of 15"]. Dvids. https://www.dvidshub.net/image/4609986/lt-gen-joseph-m-martin. Retrieved September 16, 2018.
- "Dearborn Grad, Colonel Joseph M. Martin Leaves OTC". Dearborn Free Press. Dearborn, MI. April 16, 2013. https://www.otc.army.mil/pao/Archives%202013/OTCNews(Martin1).htm.
- Baldor, Lolita (29 September 2016). "Joseph Martin named new Fort Riley commander to replace fired officer Wayne Grigsby". The Topeka Capital-Journal. Washington. http://www.cjonline.com/news/2016-09-29/joseph-martin-named-new-fort-riley-commander-replace-fired-officer-wayne-grigsby.
- "Martin takes reins at CAC-Training". The Fort Leavenworth Lamp. Fort Leavenworth. 27 March 2014. http://www.ftleavenworthlamp.com/article/20140327/NEWS/140329349/?tag=1.
- BG Joseph M. Martin, COL David S. Cannon, and LTC Christopher W. Hartline eARMOR (Oct-Dec 2015) Training To Win In A Complex and Uncertain World How to better use home station resources in preparation for Decisive Action Training at Fort Irwin
- Ferdinando, Lisa (19 April 2017). "Iraqi Forces Close to Liberating Western Mosul, OIR Official Says". DoD News. Washington. https://www.defense.gov/News/Article/Article/1157101/iraqi-forces-close-to-liberating-western-mosul-oir-official-says/.
- "Maj. Gen. Joseph Martin announced as ‘Big Red One’ commander". 29 September 2016. http://www.riley.army.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/959751/maj-gen-joseph-martin-announced-as-big-red-one-commander/. Retrieved 22 February 2018.
- Martin, Joseph (5 July 2017). Skype with Mary Louise Kelly. "In Iraq, Fight To Retake Mosul From ISIS Appears To Be In Its Final Stages". Morning Edition (Baghdad: NPR). https://www.npr.org/2017/07/05/535578487/in-iraq-fight-to-retake-mosul-from-isis-appears-to-be-in-its-final-stages.
- Laessing, Ulf (12 April 2017). "U.S. general sees progress by Iraqi forces in Mosul despite complicated battle". Reuters. Erbil, Iraq. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-iraq-mosul-usa/u-s-general-sees-progress-by-iraqi-forces-in-mosul-despite-complicated-battle-idUSKBN17E26E.
- Moore, Jack (30 May 2017). "THE FINAL PUSH FOR MOSUL: ‘MATTER OF TIME' UNTIL ISIS FLAG FALLS IN IRAQ'S SECOND CITY". Newsweek. http://www.newsweek.com/retake-mosul-isis-iraq-coalition-616989.
- "Fort Riley Welcomes New Commanding General as 1st ID Prepares to Deploy". http://www.jcpost.com/2016/10/18/fort-riley-welcomes-new-commanding-general-as-1st-id-prepares-to-deploy/.
- "'Big Red One' honors outgoing commander, welcomes new senior leader back to Fort Riley". 18 June 2018. https://www.army.mil/article/207262/big_red_one_honors_outgoing_commander_welcomes_new_senior_leader_back_to_fort_riley. Retrieved 9 July 2018.
- "Major General Joseph M. Martin". http://www.riley.army.mil/About-Us/Leaders/Display/Article/977744/major-general-joseph-m-martin. Retrieved 22 February 2018.
- "PN1970 — Maj. Gen. Joseph M. Martin — Army". 15 May 2018. https://www.congress.gov/nomination/115th-congress/1970. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
- Hennigh, Sam (June 9, 2018). "Fort Riley says farewell to CG, welcomes replacement". KMAN Radio. Manhattan, KS. https://1350kman.com/fort-riley-holds-change-of-command-ceremony/.
- "Congressional Record, Senate". https://www.congress.gov/crec/2018/05/24/CREC-2018-05-24-pt1-PgS2946.pdf. Retrieved 8 July 2018.
- "Major General Joseph M. Martin". Ausa.org. https://www.ausa.org/people/maj-gen-joseph-m-martin. Retrieved July 16, 2018.
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