Martin was awarded one of the U.S. Army’s Center for Military History Dissertation Grants for the 2012-2013 academic year. He also received the U.S. Army Heritage Center Foundation’s Robert L. Ruth and Robert C. Ruth Fellowship in 2010, and the John Votaw Endowed Research Fellowship made available by Temple University’s Center for the Study of Force and Diplomacy in 2011. These awards have helped fund research for his dissertation (currently under construction), which explores U.S. pacification efforts in South Vietnam in the years following the Tet Offensive. Martin also attended the West Point Summer Seminar in Military History in 2010.
In the past, Martin’s research interests have focused on irregular warfare, counterinsurgency, American civil‐military relations, and the partnership between civilian academics, policymakers, and the military since World War II. His research on the collaboration between academic scholars and the Department of Defense in the design and implementation of U.S. counterinsurgency doctrine during the Cold War and in the recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan yielded two publications. “Crafting Non‐Kinetic Warfare: The Academic‐Military Nexus in U.S. Counterinsurgency Doctrine” appeared in the March 2009 issue of Small Wars and Insurgencies; and “The ‘Cultural Turn’ in U.S. Counterinsurgency Operations: Doctrine, Application, and Criticism” appeared in the January 2010 issue of Army History.