September 26, 2018 Peter Tonon


Craig Martin, Learning for Life Executive Board, National Exploring Service Team Chair

The National Learning for Life and Exploring team is proud to announce the selection of Craig Martin to the newly established role of National Exploring Service Team Chair. In this role, Craig will work alongside national, regional, and area commissioner staff to provide Exploring support to commissioners and service team chairs across the country. This new position will place a greater emphasis on unit service to help ensure that Exploring posts and clubs throughout the country receive outstanding service and support. By virtue of this position, Craig will also serve as a member of the National Learning for Life Executive Board.

In his most recent position, he has served as the Western Region Area 2 Exploring Chair establishing positive relationships and developing a sense of community and idea-sharing with Exploring staff and volunteers. Craig is a member of the

Pikes Peak Council Strategic Planning Committee and serves as a Unit Commissioner and District Service Team Member. Previously, he was a member of the Pikes Peak Council Executive Board and served as the Council Commissioner, Assistant Council Commissioner, Council Activity Committee Chair, Council Advancement Committee Chair, and District Commissioner. Additionally, Craig has served in the Great Southwest Council, Greater Los Angeles Area Council, and the National Capitol Area Council.

As a youth, Craig was a Scout in California. Over the years, he has earned several awards for his service, including the Silver Beaver Award, District Award of Merit, two Distinguished Commissioner Awards as well as the Department of Defense Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal. He has completed Wood Badge, staffed seven Wood Badge courses, and ultimately served as Wood Badge Course Director. Craig is an Order of the Arrow Brotherhood member.

Professionally, Craig has over 49 years of experience within the Department of Defense systems engineering, logistics, and management. After 30 years of service to his country, he retired from the United States Air Force as a Colonel in 1998. After 19 years as a defense contractor, he recently retired as the Deputy Chief Engineer for Engility Corporation’s Global Position System (GPS) Systems Engineering & Integration Program.

Please join us in welcoming Craig Martin in this new role and congratulating him for his incredible dedication to Exploring.