Martin Lindsey Science and Technology Division Chief (J85) U.S. Indo-Pacific Command
AIAA Defense Forum 2023
Dr Martin Lindsey is the Science & Technology (S&T) Advisor to U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM). His chief role is to provide technology expertise to Command leadership and staff and advocate within DoD for S&T activities that better enable USINDOPACOM warfighters to accomplish assigned missions. To accomplish this, he leads a division of technology experts with operational experience that actively engage with service and agency laboratories, interagency S&T organizations, and industry partners and pursue relevant cooperative efforts with international partners and allies within the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.
Prior to assuming his current duties, Dr. Lindsey completed 5 years as the Principal Aerospace Engineer within the USINDOPACOM S&T Division and prior to that retired from the Air Force with 20 years of service. His last military assignment was four years as the USPACOM Deputy S&T Advisor, where in addition to his aerospace specialty he focused on expeditionary energy, humanitarian assistance / disaster response and maritime domain awareness technologies. These technologies frequently had him engaging military counterparts throughout Southeast Asia. Before joining PACOM, he earned a PhD in Aeronautical Engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology with a follow-on tour as a Branch and Deputy Division Chief for hypersonic propulsion at the Air Force Research Laboratory. His military career also included Launch Crew Commander and Operations Flight Commander responsibilities for the Atlas II/III and Delta IV space launch systems and an assignment as a Minuteman III ICBM Maintenance Officer. In October 2018, Dr. Lindsey accepted a career tenured civil-service appointment with the Navy Information Warfare Command-Pacific, in their Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Division, Pearl City, Hawaii. He has authored or co-authored more than 30 professional papers including peer-reviewed technical journals and is an American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Associate Fellow.