|BRIGADIER GENERAL CARLOS E. MARTINEZ|
Retired March 31, 2006.
Brig. Gen. Carlos E. Martinez is the mobilization assistant to the Chief of Warfighting Integration and Chief Information Officer, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. He is responsible for ensuring Reserve support to the Air Force's efforts to provide seamless, efficient and effective delivery of the full spectrum of information to the warfighter.
General Martinez was born in Havana, Cuba, came to the United States in 1951, and grew up in Miami, Fla. He entered the Air Force in 1971 and received his commission through Officer Training School in 1972, from which he graduated as an honor graduate. Following pilot training, he flew C-131s and T-39s. After he completed graduate school, he became a manpower management officer and, subsequently, a missile systems engineer. During these non-flying tours, he continued serving as a T-39 instructor pilot.
General Martinez separated from active duty in 1981, joining the Air Force Reserve as a scientific analyst at Electronic Security Command and supporting the National Security Agency. In subsequent Reserve assignments, he served in a variety of scientific and acquisition positions at Headquarters Air Force Systems Command, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, and at Electronic Systems Center's Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System Program Office. In 1999, he was selected as the mobilization assistant to the Commander, Electronic Systems Center at Hanscom AFB, Mass., wherein he led Reserve support for the center. In his civilian occupation, he works as an information systems engineer for a national technology resource company.
1971 Bachelor of Science degree in systems analysis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Fla.
1978 Master of Science degree in operations research, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
1978 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1986 Air Command and Staff College, by seminar
1991 Air War College, by seminar
1992 Reserve Components National Security Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1. February 1972 - May 1972, maintenance quality control intern, 64th Flying Training Wing, Reese AFB, Texas
2. May 1972 - May 1973, pilot trainee, 64th Flying Training Wing, Reese AFB, Texas
3. June 1973 - June 1975, C-131 pilot, 2nd Composite Squadron, Andrews AFB, Md.
4. July 1975 - July 1976, T-39 pilot, 1402nd Military Airlift Squadron, Andrews AFB, Md.
5. July 1976 - December 1977, graduate student, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
6. December 1977 - May 1980, manpower officer, Headquarters Air Force Systems Command, Andrews AFB, Md.
7. June 1980 - November 1981, missile engineering officer, Sidewinder Infrared Missile Systems Program Office, Naval Air Systems Command, Arlington, Va.
8. November 1981 - August 1982, scientific analyst assigned to Electronic Security Command and attached to Sidewinder Infrared Missile Systems Program Office, Naval Air Systems Command, Arlington, Va.
9. August 1982 - June 1987, operations research analyst, 6940th Electronic Security Wing, National Security Agency, Fort George G. Meade, Md.
10. June 1987 - July 1988, Scientific Manager, Deputy Chief of Staff for Science and Technology, Headquarters AFSC, Andrews AFB, Md.
11. July 1988 - June 1992, Acquisition Management Manager, Deputy Chief of Staff for Science and Technology, Headquarters AFSC, Andrews AFB, Md.
12. July 1992 - June 1994, Acquisition Management Manager, Deputy Chief of Staff for Science and Technology, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
13. June 1994 - June 1997, Director, Systems Support Projects, Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System Program Office, Electronic Systems Center, Hanscom AFB, Mass.
14. June 1997 - June 1999, Reserve assistant to the Director, Command and Control Unified Battlespace Environment, ESC, Hanscom AFB, Mass.
15. July 1999 - September 1999, Reserve assistant to the Director, Integrated Command and Control Systems Program Office, ESC, Hanscom AFB, Mass.
16. October 1999 - July 2002, mobilization assistant to the Commander, ESC, Hanscom AFB, Mass.
17. July 2002 - present, mobilization assistant to the Chief of Warfighting Integration and Chief Information Officer, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
Rating: Senior pilot
Flight hours: More than 2,100
Aircraft flown: T-41, T-37, T-38, C-131D, C-131A and T-39
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with silver hourglass and "M" device
National Defense Service Medal with two bronze stars
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant Feb. 3, 1972
First Lieutenant Feb. 3, 1974
Captain Feb. 3, 1976
Major March 11, 1983
Lieutenant Colonel July 17, 1988
Colonel March 1, 1994
Brigadier General March 30, 2001
(Current as of March 2006)