HomeAbout UsBiographiesDisplay

BRIGADIER GENERAL MICHAEL E. MARTIN

PRINT | E-MAIL

Brig. Gen. Michael E. Martin is the Director of Operations, Headquarters, Air Force Special Operations Command, Hurlburt Field, Florida. He is responsible for implementing and directing operational command policy for AFSOC’s worldwide special operations units including 20,800 personnel, approximately 300 aircraft and $17 billion in assets.

Brig. Gen. Martin graduated from Texas A&M University and received his commission into the Air Force in December 1992. He began his career as an Air Traffic Control Officer and was later accepted into the Combat Control career field. Brig. Gen. Martin has spent his career in special operations, the air staff, joint combat assignments, as well as numerous combat deployments.

EDUCATION
1992 Bachelor of Science, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
2000 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
2001 Master of Aeronautical Science, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Fla.
2007 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2011 National War College, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.

ASSIGNMENTS
1. May 1985–May 1986, Student, Electronic Warfare Technician, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss.
2. June 1986–May 1987, Technician, 51st Component Repair Squadron, Osan Air Base, South Korea
3. June 1987–July 1989, Technician, 81st Aircraft Generation Squadron, RAF Bentwaters, United Kingdom
4. November 1993–February 1994, Student, Air Traffic Control, Keesler AFB, Miss.
5. March 1994–June 1995, Student, 20th Operations Support Squadron, Shaw AFB, S.C.
6. June 1995–July 1997, Flight Commander, 47th Operations Support Squadron, Laughlin AFB, Texas
7. August 1997–July 1998, Deputy Chief, Airspace & Air Traffic Control, Sixteenth Air Force, Aviano AB, Italy
8. August 1998–December 1999, Student, Combat Control pipeline training, Lackland AFB, Texas
9. December 1999–September 2001, Flight Commander, 21st Special Tactics Squadron, Pope Army Airfield, N.C.
10. September 2001–February 2004, Chief, Weapons and Tactics, 720th Special Tactics Group, Hurlburt Field, Fla.
11. February 2004–July 2006, Director of Operations, 24th Special Tactics Squadron, Pope AAF, N.C.
12. July 2006–June 2007, Student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
13. June 2007–July 2009, Commander, 21st Special Tactics Squadron, Pope AAF, N.C.
14. August 2009–July 2010, Chief, Checkmate, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
15. August 2010–June 2011, Student, National War College, Washington, D.C.
16. June 2011–June 2012, Deputy Commander, 724th Special Tactics Group, Pope AAF, N.C.
17. June 2012–July 2014, Commander, 724th Special Tactics Group, Pope AAF, N.C.
18. July 2014–July 2016, Deputy Commander, Special Operations Command Africa, Stuttgart, Germany
19. July 2016–March 2018, Commander, 24th Special Operations Wing, Hurlburt Field, Fla.
20. March 2018–April 2019, Director, Air Force Resilience, Sexual Assault Prevention and Response and Suicide Prevention Office, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
21. April 2019–May 2020, Deputy Commanding General, NATO Special Operations Component Command and Special Operations Joint Task Force-Afghanistan
22. May 2020–present, Director of Operations, Air Force Special Operations Command, Hurlburt Field, Fla.

SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
1. July 2014–July 2016, Deputy Commander, Special Operations Command-Africa, Stuttgart, Germany, as a colonel
2. April 2019–May 2020, Deputy Commanding General, NATO Special Operations Component Command and Special Operations Joint Task Force-Afghanistan, as a brigadier general

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Superior Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Legion of Merit
Bronze Star Medal with oak leaf cluster
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Air Medal
Joint Service Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Joint Service Achievement Medal
Distinguished Presidential Unit Citation
Joint Meritorious Unit Award with oak leaf cluster

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant June 8, 1993
First Lieutenant June 8, 1995
Captain June 8, 1997
Major Nov. 1, 2003
Lieutenant Colonel Sept. 1, 2007
Colonel July 1, 2012
Brigadier General Aug. 3, 2018

(Current as of May 2020)

Engage

Twitter
“I can help [#Airmen] and prepare them for the challenges they’ll face as NCO’s; everything I’ve encountered has pr… https://t.co/YT3x1UjGFU
Twitter
RT @SecAFOfficial: A/SecAF Roth is speaking now on the future capabilities the Department requires to protect the Nation--including the Gro…
Twitter
RT @SecAFOfficial: The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee for Defense is asking A/SecAF Roth about investments to modernize the @USAirForce
Twitter
RT @SecAFOfficial: Acting Secretary of the Air Force John Roth’s comments today while addressing the Senate Appropriations Committee’s Subc…
Twitter
RT @SecAFOfficial: Acting Secretary of the Air Force John Roth’s comments today while addressing the Senate Appropriations Committee’s Subc…
Twitter
RT @SecAFOfficial: Acting Secretary of the Air Force John Roth’s comments today while addressing the Senate Appropriations Committee’s Subc…
Twitter
RT @SecAFOfficial: Acting Secretary of the Air Force John Roth’s comments today while addressing the Senate Appropriations Committee’s Subc…
Twitter
RT @SecAFOfficial: Acting Secretary of the Air Force John Roth’s comments today while addressing the Senate Appropriations Committee’s Subc…
Twitter
RT @Travis60AMW: An honor to host Ambassador Islam and show our aerial port in real time as #TeamTravis palletized and loaded critical supp…
Twitter
“We’re much stronger when partnering and working together. It’s a partnership and alliance that we need to continue… https://t.co/y7JxcTPlhK
Twitter
.@124FighterWing Tactical Air Control Party #Airmen participated in a field training exercise in Prairie, Idaho. Th… https://t.co/Eg9z61IICI
Twitter
24 students were selected for the inaugural #AimHigh Flight Academy hosted by @usaf_inspire. They will immerse into… https://t.co/2r4OuyxHRW
Twitter
RT @HQ_AFMC: With summer 🌞setting us up for great weather for outdoor activities, it's time to lace up those 👟and get ready to run! Check…
Twitter
“The relationship between the Senegalese and U.S. #AirForce is important in different ways, but especially the U.S.… https://t.co/JH5ZtD6Jwd
Twitter
RT @DeptofDefense: This is what partnership looks like 🤝 Hear @usairforce combat aviation advisors and their Kenya Air Force, @kdfinfo, pa…
Twitter
RT @HQUSAFEAFAF: 🚨🚨🚨#BTF News🚨🚨🚨 #B52 aircraft integrated with fighters from #Spain and #Portugal this week during a #BomberTaskForce miss…
Twitter
RT @AirNatlGuard: .@185ARW KC-135 aircrew refuel @48FighterWing F-15 Strike Eagle aircraft off the coast of Scotland during #FormidableShie
Twitter
“When I learned @Harvard offered a graduate-level Nuclear Deterrence Certificate and @AFGlobalStrike would pay for… https://t.co/X34oXHJwC9
Twitter
“We are working to modernize Joint Mission Planning System with a service-oriented architecture that will increase… https://t.co/z3NEpSrRC1
Facebook
The newest Air Force Podcast recently dropped. Listen to a small snippet of CMSAF Kaleth O. Wright talk with Staff Sgt. New about resiliency. Listen to the entire podcast on Youtube: https://go.usa.gov/xpnAD or Subscribe to The Air Force Podcast on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/the-air-force-podcast/id1264107694?mt=2
Facebook
Our mantra, "Always ready!" It's the spirit we fly by! #B2Tuesday
Facebook
Need some motivation to get your week started off right? Listen as CMSAF Kaleth O. Wright weighs in...
Facebook
The U.S. Air Force Academy gives its cadets some unique opportunities. Ride along one of this opportunities.
Facebook
A United States Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker refuels an F-22 Raptor over northern Iraq, Nov. 6, 2019. U.S. Central Command operations deter adversaries and demonstrate support for allies and partners in the region. (Video by Staff Sgt. Daniel Snider)
Facebook
Although the Silver Star is the third-highest military medal, it's not given often. Today, TSgt Cody Smith was the 49th Special Tactics Airman to receive this medal since Sept. 11th, 2001. Read more of TSgt Smith's amazing story: https://www.airforcespecialtactics.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2024815/special-tactics-airman-battled-through-injuries-awarded-silver-star/fbclid/IwAR2LZWwx1VHdTnQe39rIEBOuJS_0JvMQBBGt7I-E6zsxxn-Lx9387yu43Bc/ Cannon Air Force Base Air Force Special Operations Command United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)
Facebook
Tune in as our Air Force musicians along with other military musicians are awarded the National Medal of Arts.
Facebook
Like Us
Twitter
1,347,272
Follow Us