GSU GRAD ENTERS ARMY ROTC HALL OF FAME

By JESSICA WRIGHT
GSU Media Bureau

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Jeremy M. Martin, Chief of Staff for the Assistant Secretary of Defense office, Pentagon, Washington, D.C., was recently presented his ROTC National Hall of Fame certificate and medal, by the Honorable Patrick Murphy, Under Secretary of the United States Army.

Grambling State University graduate and former ROTC Cadet Jeremy M. Martin has been inducted in the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) National Hall of Fame. Martin, a retired U.S. Army colonel, was one of more than 300 to receive a certificate and medal at the 100th anniversary ceremony for the Army ROTC.

“I am trying to build our network of ROTC graduates form Grambling,” said Lt. Col. Denise A. Moultrie, a professor of military science for the GSU ROTC Tiger Student Battalion who nominated Martin for the honor. “It was the first time that a candidate from Grambling had been selected.”

Martin serves as the principal staff assistant and adviser to the secretary and deputy secretary of defense for communications, news media relations, public outreach, engagement, public affairs and visual information. Prior to his appointment into senior executive service, Martin served for 30 years in the Army. His military awards include the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal and the Military Outstanding Volunteer Medal.
Martin, a Louisiana native, earned a bachelor’s degree in political science at Grambling State. He holds a master’s degree in human resources development from Webster University and a master’s of strategic studies (MSS) degree in strategic studies from the United States Army War College. He is a graduate of the Infantry Officer’s Basic Course; Military Intelligence Officers Advance Course; Joint Forces Staff College; Public Affairs Officers Course; United States Army War College, and the Department of the Army Senior Leader Seminar.

A few of the notable ROTC Hall of Famers include U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito (Princeton), former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and former Secretary of State Colin Powell (City College of New York) and NFL legend Jim Brown (Syracuse).

Martin was pleased to be in the special group. “I was happy to be selected to represent Grambling State University,” he said.

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