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Commanding General, 4th Marine Division Brig. Gen. Michael S. Martin

Brigadier General Martin was commissioned in 1990 through the Platoon Leader’s Course program after graduating from the UMASS/Amherst with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. Following The Basic School and Infantry Officers Course, Lieutenant Martin was assigned to 1st Battalion, 6th Marines where he served as a Platoon Commander and Executive Officer and deployed with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) aboard the USS GUAM in support of Operation Provide Promise.

In 1993 Lieutenant Martin reported to the 1st Marine Corps District for duty as the Recruiting Station New York Operations Officer. In 1996 Captain Martin assumed duties as the Inspector-Instructor for Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 25th Marines where he served until leaving active duty in 1998.

In 1999 Captain Martin joined Marine Air Support Squadron-6 in Chicopee, MA as the S4 Alpha. From February 2003 to October 2003, Major Martin deployed to
Iraq with the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force as the Ground Watch Officer.

From 2004 to 2006 Major Martin was the Commanding Officer of Bravo Company, 4th Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion in Frederick, MD. In 2006 he was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel and attended the Command and Staff Distance Education course in Willow Grove, PA. He assumed Command of 4th Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion in August 2007 and deployed the battalion to Afghanistan from November 2009 to May 2010.

In 2011 Lieutenant Colonel Martin joined 25th Marine Regiment as the Assistant Operations Officer. In 2012 he was promoted to Colonel and assumed his role as the Deputy Regimental Commander until July 2015.

Colonel Martin received his Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies from the US Army War College in July 2014 and completed AJPME at the Joint Forces Staff College in October 2015. In July 2016 Colonel Martin assumed his duties as the senior Marine of the IMA detachment at the Joint Enabling Capabilities Command in Norfolk, VA. In May 2017 he was promoted to Brigadier General and assigned to Marine Forces Command in Norfolk, VA.

In September 2018 Brigadier General Martin assumed command of 4th Marine Division. In May 2019, while continuing to command 4th Marine Division, Brigadier General Martin assumed command of Marine Forces Reserve and Marine Forces North. In September 2019, relinquished command of Marine Forces Reserve and Marine Forces North.

Brigadier General Martin has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry and is the co-founder of Paladin Wealth Partners, a wealth management firm, located in Springfield, Massachusetts.