Mr. Martin retired from the US Army after 21 distinguished years serving in numerous leadership roles and combat operations. He was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star for service in Iraq. Upon retiring from the Army, Mr. Martin was hired to fulfill an intelligence analyst role within the Intelligence and Information Warfare Directorate (I2WD). Later, Mr. Martin was selected to lead the Technical Forensics and Exploitation (TFE) team consisting of 9 engineers focused on the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) threat. Through proven leadership and subject matter expertise, Mr. Martin has grown this team into a branch. As Branch Chief for the Prototyping and Forensics (P&F) Branch, Mr. Martin leads a group of over 117 Intelligence analysts, engineers, and administrative personnel located around the globe. The focus today is on commercial based technologies being utilized by illicit actors for nefarious purposes that are impacting military operations and threats to homeland security.
Mr. Martin overseas the organizations strategic analysis, technical intelligence, exploitation, and procedures for non-technical best practices for anti-terrorism and force protection efforts for the commercial Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) problem set. The P&F Branch supports international and interagency partners with counter commercial UAS technical and non-technical countermeasure and planning capabilities. The P&F Branch supports numerous OGAs at the federal, state, and local law enforcement levels, as well as with foreign partners.
Mr. Martin is the technical subject matter expert for technical forensics and exploitation, and provides global support to Army Strategic Forces. The P&F Branch is responsible for the development of RCIED exploitation configuration management standards on RCIED exploitation adopted by international partners in combat and non-combat environments. Mr. Martin has administrative authority to manage all technical aspects of the commercial threat portfolio as the identified DoD Weapons Technical Intelligence Level IV Laboratory focused on Commercial Based Technologies characterization / C4ISR efforts.
The P&F Branch provides direct support to ISR collection management offices and IC partners.