Mr. Martin M. Westphal
Vice Director Command, Control, Communications and Computers, J6
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Martin M. Westphal is the Vice Director Command, Control, Communications and Computers/Cyber, Joint Staff, J6, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. He conducts analysis and assessments; provides Joint and Combined Force C4 guidance, and evaluates C4 requirements, plans, programs and strategies for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. As Vice Director, he is responsible for portfolio management of the C4/Cyber functional area within the Joint Capabilities framework.
From 1976 to 1998 Westphal served in the Marine Corps in a variety of armor and infantry command and staff assignments in operations and garrison. His military education includes the Armor Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Marine Aviation and Weapons Tactics Squadron One Instructor Course, Distinguished Graduate of the USMC Command and Staff College, and the USMC School of Advanced Warfighting.
Westphal began his civilian government service in 1998. Most recently he was responsible for management of the Joint Command and Control Capability Development on behalf of the Commander, Joint Forces Command. He supported JFCOM oversight of all DOD joint command and control programs. He served as a senior level representative to a wide variety of defense external agencies, multi-national and industrial forums representing Warfighter needs focusing on the coordination of DOD capability development, resourcing and acquisition processes in support of warfighter requirements, providing integrated, enduring and timely solutions to the user of the Joint and Multinational command control, information sharing and management portfolio. Previously he was assigned as the Executive Director, Command and Control Integration Division, Marine Corps Combat Development Command, Quantico, VA.
He served as the executive agent for Command and Control Capability Portfolio Management and as the key liaison and advocate for Marine operating forces determining and developing command and control capabilities and enhancements and ensuring needed capabilities were integrated into the Marine Corps’ requirements and resource allocation systems. He oversaw the identification of shortfalls in warfighting capabilities, developing and executing near and long-term solutions enhancing Marine Corps command and control capabilities. He ensured existing and planned command and control systems were synchronized to achieve command and control information sharing, management, interoperability and integration objectives. Mr. Westphal was also responsible for all operational architecture development supporting the Marine Corps.
Westphal’s Joint and Multinational civilian service includes assignments as a Combatant Command Liaison Officer, Operational Integration Team Chief, and Plans Division Head, Plans and Policy Directorate at the Joint Warfare Analysis Center, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren, VA.
He received several military and civilian awards for meritorious service, has been published in journals, and provided numerous presentations to scientific, management, and combat and material development forums. He is a recognized leader and innovator in portfolio management implementation, operational architecture, and C4/Cyber capability development.