Retired Army Colonel, Former West Point Faculty Member Named as Saint Leo University’s Director of V
SAINT LEO, FL – Retired U.S. Army Colonel Pamela Martis has been named the director of Veteran Student Services for Saint Leo University, effective June 20, 2016.
Martis brings more than 25 years of leadership experience to the university, along with a desire to serve fellow veterans and their families.
She retired from active duty in 2013, having served 28 years. She was commissioned from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, NY, Class of 1985, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in operations research management. She earned a Master of Arts degree in Russian, Central European, East European, and Eurasian studies from the University of Kansas. In addition, she received a master’s degree from the National Defense University, Industrial College of the Armed Forces.
Following her graduation from the U.S. Military Academy, she served 4½ years in the artillery before transferring to the Military Police Corps.
Her experience includes serving as the legislative liaison for the Department of Army; commander of the 924th Military Police Battalion and installation provost marshal; U.S. Military Academy faculty member and regimental tactical officer; garrison commander at the Presidio of Monterey (CA); Combined Security Training Command-Afghanistan; director of Strategic Initiatives Group Army G8, Pentagon; liaison officer to the commanding general, U.S. Forces Afghanistan/International Security Assistance Force; and deputy director of the Joint Security Office, and provost marshal for U.S. Central Command.
Martis earned the Bronze Star in November 2009 for her service in Afghanistan as well as the Department of Defense Distinguished Superior Service Medal.
She will enhance Saint Leo University’s efforts to help veterans transition to civilian life and further their educations. The university serves nearly 5,000 active duty servicemembers and veterans who study at University Campus in Florida, at more than 40 teaching locations in seven states—many of which are on military bases—or online from any location. Last fall, Saint Leo was again designated a 2016 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, Saint Leo is ranked as one of the leading providers of higher education to the military, as well as military spouses, as noted in G.I. Jobs, Military Advanced Education, and other publications. At the 18th annual Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce Military Appreciation Banquet (2016), Saint Leo University was named Military Business Partner of the Year.