Joseph M. Martin
|Born||December 29, 1962|
Dearborn, Michigan, United States
|Service/||United States Army|
|Years of service||1986–present|
|Commands held|| 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
|Battles/wars|| Gulf War |
War against ISIL
|Awards|| Army Distinguished Service Medal (2)|
Defense Superior Service Medal (2)
Legion of Merit (3)
Bronze Star Medal (3)
Joseph Matthew Martin(born December 29, 1962) is a general in the United States Army who is currently serving 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.
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.
Martin earned a master's degree from the University of Louisville, and graduated from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and the U.S. Army War College.
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).
Martin was the commanding general of the 1st Infantry Division from September 2016 to May 2018.
In May 2018, Martin was nominated for promotion to lieutenant general and an assignment as the Director of the Army Staff.On July 26, 2019, he was assigned as the Army's 37th Vice Chief of Staff and promoted to general.
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 two oak leaf clusters|
|Bronze Star Medal with "V" device and two oak leaf clusters|
|Meritorious Service Medal with one silver and one bronze 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)|
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