General Officer Biography

MAJOR GENERAL THADDEUS J. MARTIN

 

Major General Thaddeus J. Martin is the adjutant general for the Connecticut National Guard. He is responsible to the Governor and the Chief, National Guard Bureau, for providing operationally trained, equipped and mission-ready forces to support both U.S. mobilization requirements and state emergency operations to include developing and coordinating counter terrorism and domestic preparedness contingencies for the State of Connecticut. He implements policies, programs, and plans as the direct link to all state assigned National Guard resources, providing information and evaluation, issue resolution and action recommendations.

General Martin began his military service in 1977. He was commissioned, through Officer Training School in 1980 and completed formal training as an Aircraft Maintenance Officer. Through his twelve years of active service, General Martin held several squadron and wing level assignments and completed a MAJCOM headquarters tour. Joining the Connecticut Air National Guard in 1990, the General held command positions at the squadron, group and wing level and completed a statutory tour with the National Guard Bureau. Prior to his current assignment, General Martin served as the assistant adjutant general for the Connecticut Air National Guard.


EDUCATION:

1979 Park College - BA Degree - Management
1985 Golden Gate University - MPA Degree - Public Administration
1999 Air War College

ASSIGNMENTS:

1. Jul 80 - Oct 80, Officer Candidate, Officer Training School, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas
2. Oct 80 - Apr 81, Student, Aircraft Maintenance Officer Course, Chanute Air Force Base, Illinois
3. Apr 81 - Sep 81, Assistant Maintenance Supervisor, 509th Organizational Maintenance Squadron, Pease Air Force Base, New Hampshire
4. Sep 81 - Jul 83, Officer in Charge, FB-111A Bomber Branch, 509th Organizational Maintenance Squadron, Pease Air Force Base, New Hampshire
5. Jul 83 - Sep 83, Assistant Maintenance Supervisor, 9th Field Maintenance Squadron, Beale Air Force Base, California
6. Sep 83 - Mar 85, Officer in Charge, Maintenance Job Control, 9th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing, Beale Air Force Base, California
7. Mar 85 - Jul 85, Chief, Maintenance Control, 9th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing, Beale Air Force Base, California
8. Jul 85 - Aug 85, Assistant Deputy Commander for Maintenance Production, 9th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing, Beale Air Force Base, California
9. Aug 85 - Apr 87, Reconnaissance Systems Acquisition Manager, Headquarters Strategic Air Command/LGXR, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska
10. Apr 87 - Aug 87, Chief, Reconnaissance Systems Branch, Headquarters Strategic Air Command/LGXR, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska
11. Aug 87 - Dec 89, Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies, AFROTC Detachment 850, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
12. Dec 89 - Feb 90, Admission Liaison Officer, 9001 Air Reserve Squadron, Lowry Air Force Base, Colorado
13. Feb 90 - Sep 91, chief of supply, 103rd Resource Management Squadron, Bradley Air National Guard Base, Connecticut
14. Sep 91 - Sep 93, F-16 weapon system manager, Air National Guard Readiness Center/LGM, Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland
15. Sep 93 - Aug 94, chief of maintenance, 103rd Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Bradley Air National Guard Base, Connecticut
16. Aug 94 - Jan 96, commander, 103rd Maintenance Squadron, Bradley Air National Guard Base, Connecticut
17. Jan 96 - Jun 00, commander, 103rd Logistics Group, Bradley Air National Guard Base, Connecticut
18. Jun 00 - Mar 03, vice wing commander, 103rd Fighter Wing, Bradley Air National Guard Base, Connecticut
19. May 03 - May 05, assistant adjutant general - Air, Joint Forces Headquarters - Connecticut, Hartford, Connecticut
20. May 05 - Present, The adjutant general-Connecticut, Hartford, Conn.

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:

Legion of Merit
Meritorious Service Medal (with 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
Air Force Commendation Medal (with 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
Air Force Achievement Medal
Joint Meritorious Unit Award Air Force Outstanding Unit Award (with 4 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
Air Force Organizational Excellence Award
Air Force Good Conduct Medal
National Defense Service Medal (with 1 Bronze Star Device)
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Armed Forces Service Medal
Air Force Longevity Service Award Ribbon (with 1 Silver Oak Leaf Cluster)
Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with M and 2 Device)
Air Force Basic Military Training Honor Graduate Ribbon
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon
Air Force Training Ribbon (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
NATO Medal

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTIONS:

Second Lieutenant 1 Oct 80
First Lieutenant 1 Oct 82
Captain 1 Oct 84
Major 23 Apr 90
Lt Colonel 13 Apr 96
Colonel 30 Mar 00
Brigadier General 6 Feb 04
Major General April 26, 2007

 

 

(Current as of July 2007)

 

The date of publication indicated on this biography reflects the most recent update. It does not necessarily reflect the date of printing.

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