Lieutenant General Theodore D. Martin assumed duties as Deputy Commanding General/ Chief of Staff, United States Army Training and Doctrine Command, March 5, 2018.
The Martin family’s military heritage harkens back more than ten generations to 1776 when Private Daniel Martin enlisted in the 1st New Jersey Infantry Regiment to fight in the American War for Independence, including service at Valley Forge. Lieutenant General Martin graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1983 and was commissioned a second lieutenant of Armor. His military education includes the Armor Officer Basic Course (Cavalry Track), the Infantry Officer Advanced Course, the Naval College of Command and Staff, and the Army War College. He holds a Master’s Degree in National Security & Strategic Studies from the Naval War College, a Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies from the Army War College, and a Master’s Degree in Business from Webster University.
His command experience includes Commander, C Company, 2d Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, Federal Republic of Germany; Commander, 1st Squadron, 10th U.S. Cavalry Regiment (Buffalo Soldiers), 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas and Operation Iraqi Freedom in Iraq; Commander, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas and Operation Iraqi Freedom in Iraq; Commander, Operations Group (COG), National Training Center, Fort Irwin, California; Commandant & 45th Chief of Armor, U.S. Army Armor School, Fort Benning, Georgia; the 73rd Commandant of Cadets at the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York; the Commanding General National Training Center & Fort Irwin, California; and the Commanding General 2d Infantry Division (Combined), Republic of Korea.
Beyond command, Lieutenant General Martin has served in a wide variety of staff and leadership assignments including duty in the 1st Armor Training Brigade, Fort Knox, Kentucky; the Combined Arms Command-Training, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; Advisor to the Imam Mohammed bin Saud Brigade and later the Prince Sa’ad bin Abdul Rahman Brigade, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; Deputy Chief of Staff, G3, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas and Operation Iraqi Freedom in Iraq; Joint Improvised Explosive Device-Defeat Task Force as the Iraq Field Team Leader, Baghdad, Iraq; and Human Resources Command, Alexandria, Virginia, as Armor Branch Chief and Chief of Combat Arms Division.