Martin retires from U.S. Army
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Maryland — After more than 33 years of service with the U.S. Army, Frenchville native Gary P. Martin concluded his career during a retirement ceremony at Aberdeen Proving Ground.
Martin received a BS in electrical engineering from Norwich University in Vermont, a master of science in engineering management from the University of Pennsylvania, and graduated from a management development program at Harvard Business School.
He was a Signal Corps officer in the Satellite Communications Agency from May 1984 through May 1988. Since June 2015, he was the program executive officer for Command, Control and Communications-Tactical (PEO C3T), where he led a workforce of more than 1,600 personnel who acquire, field and support the communications networks, radios, satellite systems and other hardware and software soldiers require.
Prior to his assignment as PEO, he was the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM) deputy to the commanding general. From 2008 to 2011, he was the executive director to the commanding general of the U.S. Army Research, Development, and Engineering Command.
Other positions include serving as the technical director, communications-electronics, Research Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC) from August 2005 until February 2008; associate technical director, CERDEC; the deputy project manager for tactical radio systems from May 2000 to July 2002 and the acting project manager from August 2002 to June 2003.
Martin, a member of the U.S. Army Senior Executive Service, has earned various awards, including the Senior Executive Service (SES) Presidential Rank Award (Distinguished Level and Meritorious Level), the Decoration for Exceptional Civilian Service, the Meritorious Civilian Service Award (2), the Army Diversity and Leadership Award, the Northeastern Maryland Technology Council Visionary Award, and the Armed Forces Communications Electronics Association’s Benjamin H. Oliver Gold Medal for Engineering.
He is married to the former Jane Florendo, and together they have three children, Jessica, Joshua and Jeremy. Martin and his family plan to stay in Maryland for the next few years before moving back to Maine.