Prior to joining the National Guard on a full time basis in 2006, Mr. Martinez served as the Deputy Secretary for Business Support for the New Mexico Department of Transportation from 2003 until 2006. In this position he oversaw the day to day operations of 6 divisions; Budget, Finance, Procurement, Human Resources, Information Technology, Building and Grounds and served as the Departments Chief Financial Officer.
From January 2001 to November of 2002 Mr. Martinez served as the third Chief of Staff for the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission. He was also the Transportation and Pipeline Safety Division Director for the PRC and the predecessor agency the State Corporation Commission for 6 years. He has also served as a Commissioners Assistant for 5 years.
Mr. Martinez holds a Masters of Strategic Studies degree from the United States Army War College in Carlisle Pennsylvania, a Bachelors degree in Business Administration from the College of Santa Fe, and an Associate’s degree in Business Administration from New Mexico Military Institute.
Mr. Martinez has been married for 22 years and has four children.