Deputy CG - Maneuver
BG Joseph Martin
Brigadier General Joseph M. Martin graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1986 and was
commissioned as an Armor officer. BG Martin has served in a variety of troop assignments. From 1987 to
1990, he 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. 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. BG Martin then
commanded the 1st Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 4th Infantry Division during Operation Freedom in
Ba’Qubah, Iraq and at Fort Hood, Texas. Most recently, BG Martin commanded the 2nd Brigade, 1st Infantry
Division from Fort Riley, KS and deployed to northwest Baghdad, Iraq. Following Brigade Command,
BG Martin became the Chief of Staff of III Corps in Fort Hood, TX. From June of 2012 to April 2013,
BG Martin commanded the U.S. Army Operational Test Command.
BG Martin’s non‐troop assignments include: Observer Controller, Fort Irwin, California, Instructor/Writer and Aide to
Commanding General, US Armor Center at Fort Knox, Kentucky. BG Martin also served as a Battalion Operations Officer,
Aide to the III Corps Commanding General and Brigade Operations Officer at Fort Hood, Texas. Additionally, BG Martin
served as the Armor Branch Chief and Chief of the Maneuver, Fires and Effects Division at the US Army Human Resources
Command in Alexandria, Virginia. He also served as the Initiatives Group Director for the Commander, U.S. Forces Iraq
and U.S. Joint Forces Command. Most recently, BG Martin served as the III Corps Chief of Staff at Fort Hood, Texas. BG
Martin holds a Master in Education from the University of Louisville. He is a graduate of the US Army Command and
General Staff College and the United States Army War College.
BG Martin’s awards and decoration include: the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit,
the Bronze Star Medal with “V” device, the Meritorious Service Medal and the Army Commendation Medal
with “V” device. He also earned the Combat Action Badge and the Parachutist Badge.