Jonathan R. Martin

Military Professor Joint Military Operations Department
Lt. Col., U.S. Army
Jonathan R. Martin faculty photo


Lt. Col. Jon Martin joined the Joint Military Operations Department in 2021. He was commissioned as an armor officer in May 2001 upon graduation from St. Lawrence University. He has served in a variety of command and staff positions in armored, stryker and infantry brigade combat teams in Europe, Iraq and Afghanistan. Prior to joining the Naval War College, he served as the cavalry senior trainer at the Joint Readiness Training Center. He holds an M.A. in diplomacy and international relations from Seton Hall University, an M.A. in military leadership and security studies from the Latvian National Defense Academy and an M.A. in operational studies from Marine Corps University.

Areas of Expertise

  • Leadership
  • Military Planning
  • Military Theory

Professional Highlights


JRTC Task Force Senior

Primary trainer for Cavalry Squadrons and enablers at the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, LA.

Battalion Commander

Commander of 1st Battalion, 36th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss, TX

Executive Officer

Executive Officer for the Deputy Chief of Staff G3/5/7, Headquarters, United States Army Europe, Wiesbaden, Germany.


M.A., School of Advanced Warfighting, Marine Corps University, Operational Studies

M.A., Latvian National Defense Academy, Military Leadership and Security Studies

M.A., John C. Whitehead School of Diplomacy and International Relations, Seton Hall University, Diplomacy and International Relations

B.A., St. Lawrence University, Economics

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