Martin was born in New York City, New York to a stock stockbroking father and a wedding planning mother. He also had a brother who was a Marine during Desert Storm. He went to Yale University and joined a Platoon Leader Course. He joined the marines in time to be a part of the Sino-American War. Where he was an Anti-Tank soldier. During the war he was given a Field Commission to 2nd Lieutenant. And after the war he was put back to his original rank of Master Gunnery Sergeant . Several years after the war, he was finally given a permanent officer commission. When the Global War broke out his 8 years we're about to be over and he re-enlisted. He was sent to Iran with the 1st Platoon, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines.