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Commander

Colonel Daniel P. Martin

Colonel Dan Martin is a native of Pittsburgh, PA. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1992 as an Aeroscout Observer. He received his commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Field Artillery through Officer Candidate School in 1995.

After graduating from the Field Artillery Basic Course COL Martin served in several different positions as a Lieutenant in 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Ft. Hood, TX before attending the Field Artillery Captains Career Course (FACCC). Upon completion of the FACCC he was assigned to 1st Battalion, 41st Field Artillery where he served as the Battalion Intel Officer (S2), he deployed to Kosovo as the Battalion Logistic Officer (S4) and then deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 1 (OIF1) as the Battery Commander for Charlie Battery, upon return from OIF1 he assumed command of the Headquarters and Headquarters Battery (HHB) of the Division Artillery (DIVARTY).

In 2004, COL Martin transitioned to the Army Acquisition Corps. He began his acquisition career as a Test Officer for Future Combat Systems (FCS) at the Operational Test Command (OTC) FT. Hood, TX, in 2006 he was assigned as an Assistant Product Manager for Training in the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) Colorado Springs, CO. From 2011-2013 Dan held positions as Executive Officer (XO) for the Commanding General Mission and Installation Contracting Command (MICC) and XO Contracting Support Brigade Joint Base San Antonio, TX. Dan was selected to serve as the Product Manager (PM) Ground Systems for Ground Based Mid-Course Defense (GMD) Redstone Arsenal, AL from 2013-2016. COL Martin served as the ASAALT liaison officer for I Corps, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA, from 2016-2018. In June 2018, COL Martin took command of the U.S. Army Electronic Proving Ground.

COL Martin is a graduate of the Officer Candidate School, Field Artillery Basic Course, Field Artillery Captains Career Course, Army Acquisition Basic Course, Command and General Staff Officers Course-Intermediate Level Education (CGSC-ILE), Defense Acquisition University Program Management Office Course. Dan holds a Bachelorís Degree in Criminal Justice from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, a Master of Business Administration from Tarleton State University TX. In 2017, COL Martin graduated from Army Senior Service College in Carlisle PA where he earned a Master of Strategic Studies.

COL Martinís military awards and decorations include the Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal (1 OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (2 OLC), Army Commendation Medal (1 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (3 OLC), Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal (1 Star), Kosovo Campaign Medal, Global War on terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon and the Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO Medal, Combat Action Badge, Army Aircrew Badge, Parachutist Badge, and Air Assault Badge.

Dan is married, and he and his wife have one daughter.