Master Chief Intelligence Specialist Jason L. Martin was born in July of 1973 in Parma, Ohio. He entered the Navy in February 1992 as an undesignated Seaman. While at recruit training in Great Lakes, Ill., he was selected to attend Intelligence Specialist (IS) “A” School.
Following IS “A” School he reported to Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command aboard USS La Salle (AFG 3), forward deployed to Manama, Bahrain, where he served as an Indications and Warning Analyst on the Command Watch Floor. His other fleet assignments include USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63), USS Chancellorsville (CG 62), USS Essex (LHD 2) and USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7). In addition, Master Chief Martin has completed shore assignments at United States Central Command, Navy and Marine Corps Intelligence Training Center and for The Director of Naval Intelligence on the Chief of Naval Operations Staff.
Master Chief Martin is a graduate of the Navy Senior Enlisted Academy (Class 145), Command Leadership School (Class 069) and has earned his Enlisted Expeditionary Warfare, Enlisted Surface Warfare and Aviation Warfare Specialist designations.
Master Chief Martin is currently serving as the Senior Enlisted Leader of the Navy Expeditionary Intelligence Command.
His decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal (2 awards), Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal (3 awards), Joint Service Achievement Medal (2 awards), Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2 awards), and various unit and campaign awards.