Title: Chief Nuclear Officer
Company: National Security Technologies LLC
Location: North Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Charles R. “Chip” Martin, PhD, Chief Nuclear Officer at National Security Technologies LLC, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Engineers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Nuclear Engineering.
After serving as director of nuclear operations for three years and working with both the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Department of Energy, Dr. Martin was named chief nuclear officer in 2016, tasked with a vital leadership position in the American scientific community. He has worked in nuclear engineering all his life, and was a crew commander with the 341 Strategic Missile Wing of the U.S. Air Force, serving to the rank of lieutenant colonel from 1973 to 1993. Dr. Martin is also an adjunct associate professor of nuclear engineering at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, a fellow of the Washington Academy of Science, and a member of numerous scientific societies, chiefly the executive committee of the American Nuclear Society since 1973.
Born in Detroit in 1944, Dr. Martin earned a BS in nuclear engineering from North Carolina State University in 1973, and joined the U.S. Air Force to earn an MS and PhD in nuclear engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology. He also holds a master’s degree in military science from the Air Force Command and Staff College. As a young member of the American nuclear industry, he rose through the Air Force to become technical director of the Defense Nuclear Agency in 1987, followed by a role as program manager with the U.S. Department of Energy. He has taught with the University of Maryland, and in 1993 he became a senior engineer with the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board. Dr. Martin joined National Security Technologies in 2013.
Dr. Martin holds certifications in organizational leadership, power reactor safety, software engineering, and critical safety training from the highest authorities, including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and multiple national laboratories. Outside of the reactor room, he has given his time to numerous armed forces and scientific groups like the IEEE and the Arnold Air Society, and remains a trustee of the Las Vegas Library. Dr. Martin has been presented with numerous honors, and is slated to receive a 2018 Glenn T. Seaborg Science and Engineering Fellowship. Other notable awards include a 2013 Meritorious Service Medal and a 2001 John W. Crawford Jr. Award from the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board, as well as fellowship with the U.S. Air Force Academy. Dr. Martin has one grandchild, Henrik.
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