Gen. Gregory S. Martin is Commander, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The command conducts research, development, test and evaluation, and provides acquisition management services and logistics support necessary to keep Air Force weapon systems ready for war.
General Martin was born in Fort Myer, Va., and graduated from Landon High School, Bethesda, Md., in 1966. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1970 and a master's degree in business management from Central Michigan University in 1977. He entered the Air Force in June 1970 with a commission from the U.S. Air Force Academy. In addition to flying 161 combat missions in Southeast Asia, he commanded the 67th Tactical Fighter Squadron, the 479th Tactical Training Wing, and the 33rd and 1st fighter wings. He also served as Vice Director of the Joint Staff's Force Structure and Resources Directorate, Director of Operational Requirements for the U.S. Air Force, and Principal Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition. Before assuming his current position, General Martin served as the Commander of U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Allied Air Forces Northern Europe.
General Martin is a command pilot with more than 4,600 flying hours in various aircraft, including the F-4, F-15, C-20 and C-21.
1970 Bachelor of Science degree, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
1974 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1977 Master's degree in business management, Central Michigan University
1978 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence
1979 National Security Management, by correspondence
1986 National War College, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
1987 Seminar XXI - Foreign Political and International Relations, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1991 Advanced Management Program, Duke University, Durham, N.C.
1. August 1970 - August 1971, student, undergraduate pilot training, Laredo AFB, Texas
2. August 1971 - May 1972, student, F-4 replacement training, George AFB, Calif.
3. May 1972 - October 1972, F-4 aircraft commander, 388th Tactical Fighter Wing, Korat Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand
4. October 1972 - June 1973, F-4 flight leader, 421st Tactical Fighter Squadron, Udorn Royal Thai AFB, Thailand
5. June 1973 - June 1976, F-4 instructor pilot, 49th Tactical Fighter Wing, Holloman AFB, N.M.
6. June 1976 - July 1977, assignment officer, Air Staff Training Program, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
7. July 1977 - August 1978, aide to the Air Force Chief of Staff, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
8. August 1978 - October 1981, F-15 instructor pilot and flight commander, 461st Tactical Fighter Training Squadron, Luke AFB, Ariz.
9. October 1981 - August 1985, Chief of Wing Training, 12th Tactical Fighter Squadron, later, operations officer, later, Commander, 67th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Kadena Air Base, Japan
10. August 1985 - June 1986, student, National War College, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
11. June 1986 - July 1988, Chief, Continental U.S. Bases and Units Division, later, Chief of Tactical Programs for the Air Staff's Directorate of Programs and Resources, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
12. July 1988 - July 1989, Vice Commander, 49th Tactical Fighter Wing, Holloman AFB, N.M.
13. July 1989 - August 1990, executive officer to the Commander, later, Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans, Headquarters Tactical Air Command, Langley AFB, Va.
14. August 1990 - August 1991, Commander, 479th Tactical Training Wing, Holloman AFB, N.M.
15. August 1991 - June 1993, Commander, 33rd Fighter Wing, Eglin AFB, Fla.
16. June 1993 - May 1995, Commander, 1st Fighter Wing, Langley AFB, Va.
17. May 1995 - July 1996, Deputy Director, later, Vice Director, Force Structure and Resources, the Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.
18. July 1996 - January 1997, Director of Operational Requirements, Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans and Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
19. January 1997 - July 1998, Director of Operational Requirements, Deputy Chief of Staff for Air and Space Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
20. July 1998 - January 2000, Principal Deputy, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Washington, D.C.
21. January 2000 - March 2000, Commander, U.S. Air Forces in Europe; Commander, Allied Air Forces Central Europe; and Air Force Component Commander, U.S. European Command, Ramstein Air Base, Germany
22. March 2000 - August 2003, Commander, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Allied Air Forces Northern Europe, Ramstein AB, Germany
23. August 2003 - present, Commander, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
Rating: Command pilot, master parachutist
Flight hours: More than 4,600
Aircraft flown: F-4, F-15, C-20 and C-21
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Distinguished Service Medal
Distinguished Service Medal
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters
Distinguished Flying Cross
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Medal with 11 oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal
Medal of Commander of Order and Valor (Cameroon)
Medal of Merit, Gold (Netherlands)
Legion of Honor (France)
Cross of Merit (First Class) of the Minister of Defense of the Czech Republic
NATO Meritorious Service Medal
1969 National Collegiate Parachuting Champion
2002 Honorary Doctorate, University of Maryland
2003 Air Force Order of the Sword, U.S. Air Forces in Europe
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant June 3, 1970
First Lieutenant Dec. 3, 1971
Captain Dec. 3, 1973
Major Sept. 1, 1979
Lieutenant Colonel Dec. 1, 1982
Colonel Dec. 1, 1986
Brigadier General July 1, 1993
Major General July 1, 1996
Lieutenant General July 27, 1998
General June 1, 2000
(Current as of February 2005)