Mayo Clinic Surgeon Is Air National Guard Brigadier General

A Jacksonville surgeon is now a brigadier general for the Florida Air National Guard.

Joseph Martin, chief of staff of the Air National Guard headquarters, was promoted from colonel Friday in a ceremony at the historic St. Francis Barracks in St. Augustine.

Martin, who lives in Jacksonville, is an emeritus surgical oncologist at Mayo Clinic specializing in surgery of the pancreas. His military career began in 1985 as a captain in the U.S. Air Force Reserve Medical Corps. For the next 23 years he served in various roles including flight surgeon and joined the Florida Air National Guard’s 125th Fighter Wing in 1986.

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