George L. Martinez
Where were you born?
What school did you attend?
I attended Samuel Gompers H.S. in the Bronx, NYC. I dropped out and completed my GED while serving in the US Army. I subsequently completed my education with a Bachelor of Science Degree (Business and Management Administration) with the University of Maryland and completed a graduate program with the University of Phoenix (Master’s Degree in Organization Management).
What gained your interest in the NIH?
While serving in the US Army, I was in the Army Medical Department and spent a large portion of my career with the US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, which sparked an interest working with the research community. NIH has a reputation throughout the nation as the premier research activity and has successfully helped in resolving so many health and disease issues. There is no better way to give back to a country that has given me and my family so many opportunities than by offering to help NIH continue with their research mission. NIH is so fascinating; so many people from around the word which in itself is a great learning experience.
What kind of work do you do at the NIH?
I am the Director of the Division Logistics Services; I manage and administer the logistics management program for the National Institutes of Health (NIH). I provide program oversight of logistics services in support of the NIH research mission, which includes Property Management policies and procedures; Supply Management Services, an ISO 9001-2008 organization, and the NIH Transportation Services with over 300 government owned vehicles.