Director, National Coordination Office for Space-Based Positioning, Navigation, and Timing
Harold W. "Stormy" Martin III has served as the Director of the National Coordination Office for Space-Based Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) since September 22, 2014. Mr. Martin is a Senior Executive Service official from the U.S. Department of Transportation. He functionally supports the Deputy Secretaries of Defense and Transportation in their roles as the Co-Chairs of the National Executive Committee for Space-Based PNT. He is responsible for information sharing, coordination, and issue resolution on space-based PNT programs, requirements, budgets, and policies across the federal government.
Prior to his appointment as Director, Mr. Martin served as Deputy Director of the National Coordination Office, on assignment from the Department of Defense. He retired from military service as an Air Force Colonel in July 2014. His expertise is in operations, requirements definition, policy development, and budgeting for space-based systems conducting communications, intelligence and other missions, to include the Global Positioning System (GPS). Mr. Martin is the former commander of the 50th Operations Support Squadron, which trained the operators of GPS and other space-based systems. He deployed for operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm and was the Director of Operations for GPS during the Global War on Terror. His past assignments included leadership positions at Air Force Space Command, the Space Warfare Center, and the Pentagon.