Joseph M. Martin

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Joseph M. Martin
Gen Joseph M Martin 37th VCSA (1).jpg
Born (1962-12-29) December 29, 1962 (age 58)
Dearborn, Michigan, United States
AllegianceUnited States
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service1986–present
Rank General
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
Iraq 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 [1] (born December 29, 1962) [2] 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. [3] [4] He assumed his current assignment as 37th Vice Chief of Staff on July 26, 2019.

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Education

A native of Dearborn, Michigan and the son of a Ford Motor Company executive, Martin graduated from Dearborn High School in 1981. [5] He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1986. [1]

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. [6]

Military career

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. [7]

Martin was assigned at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin in California as the Commanding General. [8] 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). [9] [10] [11] [12] [13]

Martin was the commanding general of the 1st Infantry Division from September 2016 to May 2018. [14] [15] [16]

Gen. Joseph M. Martin recites the oath of office before being sworn in as Vice Chief of Staff of the Army by Army chief of staff Gen. Mark A. Milley at the Pentagon, Arlington Va., July 26, 2019. US Army photo 190726-A-PZ314-208 Seasoned combat leader sworn in as Army's vice chief of staff.jpg
Gen. Joseph M. Martin recites the oath of office before being sworn in as Vice Chief of Staff of the Army by Army chief of staff Gen. Mark A. Milley at the Pentagon, Arlington Va., July 26, 2019.

In May 2018, Martin was nominated for promotion to lieutenant general and an assignment as the Director of the Army Staff. [17] [18] [19] On July 26, 2019, he was assigned as the Army's 37th Vice Chief of Staff and promoted to general. [20]

Awards and decorations

Joseph M. Martin is the recipient of the following awards: [21]

Combat Action Badge.svg Combat Action Badge
United States Air Force Parachutist Badge.svg Basic Parachutist Badge
United States Army Staff Identification Badge.png Army Staff Identification Badge
Combat service identification badge of the 1st Infantry Division.svg 1st Infantry Division Combat Service Identification Badge
67 Armor Rgt DUI.jpg 67th Armored Regiment Distinctive Unit Insignia
ArmyOSB.svg 6 Overseas Service Bars
Bronze oakleaf-3d.svg
U.S. Army Distinguished Service Medal ribbon.svg
Army Distinguished Service Medal with one bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oakleaf-3d.svg
US Defense Superior Service Medal ribbon.svg
Defense Superior Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Legion of Merit ribbon.svg 'C' Device.png Bronze oakleaf-3d.svg Bronze oakleaf-3d.svg Legion of Merit with "C" device and two oak leaf clusters
Bronze Star Medal ribbon.svg "V" device, brass.svg Bronze oakleaf-3d.svg Bronze oakleaf-3d.svg Bronze Star Medal with "V" device and two oak leaf clusters
Meritorious Service Medal ribbon.svg Silver oakleaf-3d.svg Bronze oakleaf-3d.svg Meritorious Service Medal with one silver and one bronze oak leaf clusters
Army Commendation Medal ribbon.svg "V" device, brass.svg Bronze oakleaf-3d.svg Bronze oakleaf-3d.svg Army Commendation Medal with Valor device and two oak leaf clusters
Army Achievement Medal ribbon.svg Bronze oakleaf-3d.svg Bronze oakleaf-3d.svg Army Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Joint Meritorious Unit Award ribbon.svg Joint Meritorious Unit Award
Valorous Unit Award ribbon.svg Valorous Unit Award
Meritorious Unit Commendation ribbon.svg Meritorious Unit Commendation
Bronze oakleaf-3d.svg
Army Superior Unit Award ribbon.svg
Superior Unit Award with oak leaf cluster
Bronze-service-star-3d-vector.svg
National Defense Service Medal ribbon.svg
National Defense Service Medal with one bronze service star
Southwest Asia Service Medal ribbon (1991-2016).svg Bronze-service-star-3d-vector.svg Bronze-service-star-3d-vector.svg Bronze-service-star-3d-vector.svg Southwest Asia Service Medal with three service stars
Iraq Campaign Medal ribbon.svg Bronze-service-star-3d-vector.svg Bronze-service-star-3d-vector.svg Iraq Campaign Medal with two service stars
Bronze-service-star-3d-vector.svg
Inherent Resolve Campaign Medal ribbon.svg
Inherent Resolve Campaign Medal with service star
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary ribbon.svg Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service ribbon.svg Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Army Service Ribbon.svg Army Service Ribbon
Army Overseas Service Ribbon.svg Award numeral 3.svg Army Overseas Service Ribbon with bronze award numeral 3
Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia) ribbon.svg Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia)
Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait) ribbon.svg Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait)

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Military offices
Preceded by
Theodore D. Martin
Commanding General, Fort Irwin National Training Center
2015–2016
Succeeded by
Jeffery D. Broadwater
Preceded by
Wayne W. Grigsby Jr.
Commanding General, 1st Infantry Division
2016–2018
Succeeded by
John S. Kolasheski
Preceded by
Gary H. Cheek
Director of the Army Staff
2018–2019
Succeeded by
Walter E. Piatt
Preceded by
James C. McConville
Vice Chief of Staff of the Army
2019–present
Incumbent