Major Oscar A. Martinez

Major Oscar Martinez enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in April 1995 and attended Recruit Training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego in January 1996.  He graduated from the University of California at Davis in June 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations.  He received his commission through the Marine Enlisted Commissioning Education Program and commissioned as a second lieutenant in June 2007. He also earned a Master of Business Administration in Material Logistics Support in June 2018.

Martinez attended “A” School MOS training at Marine Aviation Training Support Group 21, Millington, Tennessee. Upon graduation from the aviation electrician course in November 1996, he attended the KC-130 electrical systems course at Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Unit Cherry Point, North Carolina, for training as an electrician.

Upon graduation in March 1997, he was assigned to Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 234, Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Ft. Worth, Texas. He served with VMGR-352, Marine Corps Air Station El Toro/Miramar, California, from August 1998 to July 2001. He served with VMGR-152, MCAS Futenma, Okinawa Japan from July 2001 to July 2002. During this period, he served as a KC-130 electrician, collateral duty inspector, quality assurance representative and participated in Operation Northern Watch, Turkey and multiple Pacific-theater exercises.  

Upon completion of The Basic School, Quantico, Virginia in March 2008, he attended the aircraft maintenance officer course at Naval Air Station Whiting Field, Florida.  In July 2008, he was assigned to Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 12 (MALS-12), Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, where he served as the airframes/aviation life support systems (ALSS) division officer.  In July 2009, he was assigned as the ground support equipment division officer. 
Martinez was assigned to Marine All Weather Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA-AW) 242 in June 2010, where he served as the maintenance material control officer (MMCO).  He also served as the assistant fixed-wing MMCO during weapons and tactics instructor (WTI) course 2-10 assigned to Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron (MAWTS) 1.  He participated in exercises in Pohang, South Korea and Korat Air Base, Thailand.

In June 2011, Martinez returned to MALS-12 and served as the assistant aircraft maintenance officer (AAMO).  He was promoted to captain in August 2011.  He also served as the fixed-wing MMCO during WTI course 2-11 assigned to MAWTS-1.

Martinez reported to Manpower Management Enlisted Assignments (MMEA), Manpower and Reserve Affairs, Headquarters Marine Corps, Quantico, Virginia in August 2013. He served as the aviation monitor unit head, assistant special duty assignment unit head, and first-term alignment plan officer.

In July 2016,  he reported to the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California. In August 2017, he was promoted to major and received orders to Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Aviation at Cherry Point, North Carolina.

He reported to DLA Aviation at Cherry Point in July 2018. He served as the operations officer in support of Fleet Readiness Center East’s maintenance, repair, and overhaul of service wide V-22, H-53, H-1, AV-8, F/A-18, E/C-2, KC-135 aircraft, engine, and components.

Martinez currently serves as the executive officer for the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Marine Unit Cherry Point, North Carolina.

His personal awards include the Joint Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (three awards), and the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal.

Last Updated: 26 August 2021




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