U.S. Army Support Activity, Fort Dix Commander
COL James Martin was commissioned into the Air Defense Artillery following graduation from McDaniel College (Westminster, MD) in 1993.
Upon commissioning, he served in a variety of Air Defense Artillery assignments in the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and 2nd Infantry Division.
Initial assignments included Platoon Leader, Maintenance Officer, Assistant Operations Officer and Battery Commander.
In 2003, COL Martin transitioned into the Army Reserve’s Active Duty program as a Simulations Officer; 1st Brigade, 87th Division, Birmingham, Alabama.
In 2006, he deployed to Iraq as the 164th Corps Support Group Liaison Officer (LNO) to the 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) at Logistical Support
Area ANACONDA - Balad, Iraq.
In 2008, COL Martin transitioned into the Information Systems Management Career Field. He served in a variety of Information Technology Management
assignments and maintains the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) designation.
From 2013-2015, COL Martin served as the Battalion Commander of 4th Battalion, Army Reserves Careers Division with recruiting and accession
responsibilities spanning the states of North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, and Tennessee.
Most recently, 2015-2017, COL Martin served as the USARC HQ CIO/G6 Division Chief of Operations and later as the Deputy to the Army Reserve
Deputy Commanding General of support (DCG-S).
COL Martin has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from McDaniel College, a Master of Arts degree in Information Technology Management from
Webster University, a Master of Science degree in Joint Campaign Planning and Strategy from the National Defense University, and is currently an
Executive MBA candidate at the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School.
Colonel Martin’s is a resident graduate of the Air Defense Artillery Basic and Advanced Courses, Command and General Staff College, and a Senior
Service College graduate from the Joint Advanced Warfighting School (JAWS).
COL Martin’s awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (Silver Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal
(two Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster), National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal,
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with Bronze Hourglass and “M” device, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, and Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon.
The Army awarded his former unit, the 164th Corps Support Group, the Meritorious Unit Citation for actions during the Global War on Terrorism. His badges
include the Ranger Tab, the Parachutist Badge, the British Parachutist Badge, and the Air Assault Badge.
COL Martin is married to the former Kristie Yeargin of Goodlettsville, Tennessee. The Martins have two children.