Dr. Tom Martin is the Independent Program Administrator for Major League Baseball’s Joint Drug Prevention and Testing Program. He has held this position for just over one year. A native of Forked River, New Jersey, Dr. Martin received his ROTC commission into the Army Medical Service Corps in 1990 and entered Active Service after obtaining a Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from Clemson University in 1995.
He filled a variety of assignments during his military career. These included Commander and Technical Director of the Tripler Forensic Toxicology Drug Testing Laboratory, Honolulu, Hawaii; Commander of the Navy Drug Testing Laboratory Great Lakes, Illinois; Department of the Army Program Manager for Forensic Drug Testing; and culminated as the Director, Drug Testing and Program Policy in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness. In this role, he led the Depart of Defense (DoD) office responsible for setting policy, controlling funding, and overseeing all military drug testing, civilian drug testing, and prevention, education, and outreach programs for the DoD. He retired from the Army in 2018 as a Colonel and started his current position with Major League Baseball.
Colonel (Retired) Martin received a variety of awards and decorations during his military service to include the Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, among others. He also wears the Expert Field Medical Badge and the Airborne Badge. He previously served as the Forensic Toxicology Consultant to the Army Surgeon General and is a member of the Order of Military Medical Merit.
Tom and his wife Elizabeth have been married for 23 years and have five children: Kenna (Clemson Class of 2021), Jessica, TJ, Patrick, and Ruth.