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Profile: Jim Martin, Pentagon’s Director of Defense Intelligence

martin_jim_smallJames Martin serves as the director of defense intelligence for intelligence strategy, programs and resources at the Defense Department‘s office of the intelligence undersecretary.

He acts as the undersecretary’s principal staff assistant for all matters related to intelligence,surveillance and reconnaissance systems and recommends programmatic changes to defense intelligence functions.

Prior to this role, Martin also served as assistant deputy undersecretary of defense for intelligence with responsibility for portfolio, programs and resources.

Martin has also served as chief of force structure and investment with the Office of Management and Budget‘s national security division.

After retiring from the Air Force in 1998, Martin served as a senior manager for space business development at Raytheon.

He holds a master’s degree in space operations engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology and is a graduate of the Air Force Academy.

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