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MAJOR GENERAL JAMES F. MARTIN JR.

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Maj. Gen. James F. Martin, is Deputy Assistant Secretary for Budget, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. General Martin is responsible for planning and directing the formulation of the Air Force's budgets totaling more than $119 billion annually. He leads a staff of military and civilian financial managers who develop, integrate, justify and defend Air Force resource requests to the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Office of Management and Budget, and Congress. He manages and executes funding that supports military operations and Air Force priorities at the direction of the Secretary of Defense and Congress.

General Martin was born and raised in Caruthersville, Mo. He attended Mississippi State University and was commissioned through the ROTC program. He has held numerous financial management positions including Air Staff budget analyst; Chief of Financial Analysis, Air Force Space Command; and Director of Financial Management and Comptroller for Pacific Air Forces. He has also served as the PACAF Director of Staff and the Director, Budget Programs and Integration, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Budget, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller, Washington, D.C. General Martin has commanded the 31st Comptroller Squadron, Aviano Air Base, Italy, and 354th Mission Support Group, Eielson AFB, Alaska. Prior to this assignment, he was the Director, Budget Operations and Personnel Directorate, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Budget, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. 

EDUCATION
1985 Bachelor's degree in professional accountancy, Mississippi State University
1991 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1995 Master's degree in management, Webster University, St. Louis. Mo.
1999 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2004 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2006 Joint Professional Military Education Phase II, Joint and Combined Warfighting School, Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va.

ASSIGNMENTS
1. March 1986 - January 1988, Deputy Accounting and Finance Officer, Lowry AFB, Colo.
2. January 1988 - March 1990, Accounting and Finance Officer, Goodfellow AFB, Texas
3. March 1990 - March 1991, Chief, Accounting and Finance Branch, Howard AFB, Panama
4. March 1991 - February 1992, Deputy Comptroller for Accounting and Finance, Lackland AFB, Texas
5. February 1992 - May 1994, Executive Officer, Financial Management Directorate, Headquarters Air Education and Training Command, Randolph AFB, Texas
6. May 1994 - July 1996, Commander, 47th Comptroller Flight, Laughlin AFB, Texas
7. July 1996 - August 1998, Chief, Depot Maintenance Business Area, Budget Directorate, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Financial Management and Comptroller, Washington, D.C.
8. August 1998 - June 1999, student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
9. June 1999 - July 2001, Commander, 31st Comptroller Squadron, Aviano Air Base, Italy
10. July 2001 - July 2003, Chief, Operations and Maintenance Budget Branch, Director of Financial Management and Comptroller, Headquarters Pacific Air Forces, Hickam AFB, Hawaii
11. July 2003 - June 2004, student, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
12. June 2004 - July 2006, Chief, Financial Analysis Division, Directorate of Financial Management and Comptroller, Headquarters Air Force Space Command, Peterson AFB, Colo.
13. July 2006 - July 2007, Commander, 354th Mission Support Group, Eielson AFB, Alaska
14. July 2007 - October 2008, Director of Financial Management and Comptroller, Headquarters Pacific Air Forces, Hickam AFB, Hawaii
15. October 2008 - June 2009, Chief of Staff, Headquarters Pacific Air Forces, Hickam AFB, Hawaii
16. Jun 2009 - September 2010 Director, Budget Programs and Integration, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Budget, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller, Washington, D.C.
17. September 2010 – November 2011, Director, Financial Management, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
18. November 2011 – July 2013, Director, Budget Operations and Personnel, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Budget, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller, Washington D.C.
19. July 2013 – present, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Budget, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller, Washington D.C.

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Legion of Merit
Meritorious Service Medal with silver and three bronze oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
NATO Medal (Former Republic of Yugoslavia)

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
1989 Accounting and Finance Officer of the Year, Air Education and Training Command
1992 Accounting and Finance Officer of the Year, AETC
1992 Air Force Accounting and Finance Officer of the Year
1995 Comptroller of the Year, AETC
1996 Comptroller Organization of the Year, AETC
1997 Air Force Runner-up, Outstanding Contribution to Financial Management
2000 Outstanding Comptroller Organization of the Year, U.S. Air Forces in Europe

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant Dec. 26, 1985
First Lieutenant Dec. 26, 1987
Captain Dec. 26, 1989
Major Aug. 1, 1996
Lieutenant Colonel May 1, 2000
Colonel July 1, 2005
Brigadier General Aug. 20, 2010
Major General Jan. 17, 2014

(Current as of January 2014)

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