Lieutenant General (ret) Joe Martz departed New Kensington, Pennsylvania on June 24, 1974, enlisted in the US Army at the Pittsburgh Recruiting Station, and attended Basic Combat Training at Fort Dix, NJ. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1979 and served during the Cold War, the 2-Major Regional Contingency Era, and the Post-9/11 Conflict.
His operational assignments took him to Germany, the Continental United States, Korea, and Kuwait. His Institutional Army assignments included the United States Military Academy, the Army Staff, the National Training Center, the Army Capabilities Integration Center, and the Army Secretariat.
His last two assignments were as the Director, Program Analysis and Evaluation, and as the Military Deputy for Budget to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Financial Management and Comptroller.
He earned three Masters’s Degrees from the University of South Carolina, the School of Advanced Military Studies, and the National War College.
He and his wife, Barbara, have two sons who graduated from Seoul American High School and The Pennsylvania State University. Their oldest son has completed his service as an Air Force Cyber Officer. Their youngest son served as a Logistics company commander in the 2nd Infantry Division, Republic of Korea, and the Old Guard.
Lieutenant General (ret) Martz entered the Retired Rolls on October 1st, 2014, having served with the wonderfully faithful and dedicated Soldiers and Civilians of the US Army for forty years. He currently provides consulting services through Martz & Associates Consulting, LLC.