Mr. Andrew Martin is the founder and President of Pangolin Group Inc. a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and California certified Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) based in Los Angeles. Pangolin Group provides specialized consulting and Subject Matter Expertise services, engineering support, and software development for the U.S. defense and entertainment industry as well as government laboratories.
Mr. Martin was a highly decorated SOF Combat Controller with over twenty years of experience operating, leading and training national level special operations personnel. Pivotal in the development, integration, and use of small/micro UAV’s, advanced SOF targeting systems that revolutionized Battlefield Air Operations (BAO) machine-to-machine targeting and Digital CAS programs. Mr. Martin retains detailed knowledge of Air Force/Air Force Special Operations Command/U.S. Special Operations Command/Joint Special Operations Command capabilities, shortfalls and gaps in both equipment and training. As a military combat developer and civilian consultant, Mr. Martin has ushered in advanced weapons systems, munitions, offensive and defensive personal protective devices, immersive tactical simulator systems, as well as assisting in integrating and transitioning national level close-hold proprietary programs for general and special operations use.
Current services provided pertain to military consulting for the entertainment industry, site survey and security consulting, as well as engineering innovation ideation for technology developers.
Unique traits: - Former Tier 1 & 2 operator - Highly decorated SOF combat leader and operator with six tours supporting Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. - Over 17 years of experience as a Joint Terminal Attack Control (JTAC) Instructor/Evaluator. - Eight years of experience as a UAV pilot on Pointer, Raven, BATCAM, BATMAV/WASP III, Switchblade. - Experienced in solving complex issues including internal organizational conflict, planning, operating, SOF interoperability, and integrating coalition military forces, OGAs and NGAs. - Previously Held: JTAC, JTAC-I, JTAC-SEE positions throughout career and still maintains knowledge base of full spectrum CAS and digital CAS operations. - Highly skilled and experienced using pistols, rifles, sub-machine guns, assault rifles, crew served weapons, and anti tank weapons systems. - Certified service connected disabled veteran rated at 80%. - Civilian and military references available.