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Major General Michael Martin

Major General Michael Martin

Commander, U.S. Special Operations Korea

Maj. Gen. Martin graduated from Texas A&M University and received his commission into the Air Force in December 1992. He began his career as an Air Traffic Control Officer and was later accepted into the Combat Control career field. Maj. Gen. Martin has spent his career in special operations, the air staff, joint combat assignments, as well as numerous combat deployments. 

Most recently, Maj. Gen. Michael E. Martin was the Director of Operations, Headquarters, Air Force Special Operations Command, Hurlburt Field, Florida. He was responsible for implementing and directing operational command policy for AFSOC's worldwide special operations units including 20,800 personnel, approximately 300 aircraft and $17 billion in assets. 

His professional education includes: 

Bachelor of Science, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas (graduated in 1992) 

Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. (graduated in 2000) 

Master of Aeronautical Science, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Fla. (graduated in 2001) 

Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala. (graduated in 2007) 

National War College, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C. (graduated in 2011) 

Previous command assignments include: 

June 2007-July 2009, Commander, 21st Special Tactics Squadron, Pope AAF, N.C. June 2012-July 2014, Commander, 724th Special Tactics Group, Pope AAF, N.C. July 2016-March 2018, Commander, 24th Special Operations Wing, Hurlburt Field, Fla.



  • We are extremely excited USSOCOM selected GSOF to co-sponsor its newly envisioned “SOF Week” in 2023. SOF Week will be a national convention for U.S. SOF and include a more diverse slate of programs, to include professional development sessions, operator-driven discussions, and family-focused conversations. In 2020, GSOF was designated as a National Military Association by the U.S. Department of Defense, and we look forward to working with USSOCOM to make “SOF Week” an impactful event.
    Stuart Bradin
    President and CEO, GSOF


Co-sponsorship of this event does not imply endorsement of GSOF, its services, or products by the United States Government, the Department of Defense, or U.S. Special Operations Command.