Foundation trustee earns national AUSA award



Foundation trustee earns national AUSA award

CGSC Foundation Trustee Dr. James Martin received the Association of the U.S. Army’s Joseph P. Cribbins Medal for exemplary service by a Department of the Army civilian during the AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition, Oct. 11 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

Dr. James Martin, center, received the Association of the U.S. Army's Joseph P. Cribbins Medal for exemplary service by a Department of the Army civilian during the AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition, Oct. 11 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

Dr. James Martin, center, received the Association of the U.S. Army’s Joseph P. Cribbins Medal for exemplary service by a Department of the Army civilian during the AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition, Oct. 11 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Martin received the recognition for his service as the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College Dean of Academics and chief academic officer for Army University, a duty from which he retired in summer 2021. He became a Foundation trustee in September 2021.

AUSA presents the Joseph P. Cribbins Medal for exemplary service by a Department of the Army civilian each year. AUSA President/CEO Gen. (Ret.) Robert Brown (at left in the photo), who is a former CGSC commandant, and AUSA Vice President Brig. Gen. (Ret.) John Haley (at right in the photo) presented Martin with the award in the ceremony.

A member of AUSA’s Greater Kansas City chapter with 16 years of civilian service, Martin played a key role in establishing academic policies, plans, programs and procedures for the Command and General Staff College, one of the Army’s two graduate colleges. He was a subject-matter expert on adult education and educational administration for Army University, Army Training and Doctrine Command and the Army, and in his role at Army University, Martin provided broad expertise on issues concerning professional military education and academic programs.

Martin led the creation, planning and execution of the Bachelor of Arts in Leadership and Workforce Development at the Sergeants Major Academy, the first undergraduate degree granted in the Army outside of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, and the first bachelor’s degree in any enlisted service school in DoD.

His other accomplishments include creating two new degree programs at the School of Advanced Military Studies, leading the initial transition of the tuition assistance and credentialing assistance programs to Army University, and leading a faculty improvement program at the Command and General Staff College.

Martin was also recognized for his active service in his community, teaching classes on international relations and regional geography at churches in the Kansas City area, sponsoring international military students at CGSC, and participating in a virtual story time series for the Fort Leavenworth community during the COVID-19 lockdown.

“We’re very proud of Dr. Martin’s accomplishments and the recognition he has received on a national level from AUSA with this award,” said CGSC Foundation President/CEO Rod Cox. “We also couldn’t be more pleased that he accepted our nomination to become a trustee in September 2021.”

Cox added that AUSA has been a long time supporter of the CGSC Foundation which makes Martin’s recognition especially rewarding.

View the complete video of the AUSA national meeting 2021 opening ceremony and awards presentations

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