John Martinez

Senior Advisor
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Mr. Martinez has extensive worldwide security and international trade experience acquired through government and private sector executive assignments that span a career of more than four decades. He served as a senior advisor on the Academy’s previous foreign national access management review for NASA. In 2011, he completed a one-year project as an associate monitor and special compliance officer, in support of the Independent Monitor and Special Compliance Official (SCO) for the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Department of State. Utilizing his federal enforcement expertise, Mr. Martinez assisted with the monitoring of a specific defense company’s compliance with the Arms Export Control Act (AECA), International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), and U.S. programs directed at the protection of sensitive and classified information as well as technology. Mr. Martinez supported the oversight of all corporate policies and procedures related to the ITAR and developed strategies for the protection of sensitive and classified information. Following firsthand inspections of many of the company’s domestic facilities, Mr. Martinez co-wrote reports with the Independent Monitor that communicated his findings, conclusions, and recommendations, and ensured strict compliance with all aspects of government regulations. Before entering the private sector, Mr. Martinez had a distinguished career in the federal service, primarily with the United States Customs Service, Office of Investigations, but also including positions within the Department of State and on Capitol Hill. His last two Customs Service assignments included his appointment as the Agent in Charge of the Washington Field Office and as the U.S. Customs Attaché in the American Embassy, London, England.