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Matthew Martin


Matthew Martin is a Psychological Operations Sergeant in 5th PSYOP Battalion at Fort Bragg, NC. In his experience within the PSYOP Regiment, he has held positions of Tactical PSYOP Team Leader, Plans and Exercises NCOIC, USAJFKSWCS Instructor and Course Manager, and is now a Detachment Sergeant. He has deployed to Kuwait, Afghanistan, Thailand, and Korea. His education includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, a Master’s Degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, a Graduate Certificate in Media Neuroscience, and he is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology. His professional works include published SMA papers on Influence Inoculation, Narratives, and Applying Neuroscience to the PSYOP Process; he has given talks on using neuroscience tools to increase effectiveness of PSYOP products, and the role of propaganda in the radicalization of vulnerable populations. He lives in Whispering Pines, NC, with his wife, two daughters, and two cats.

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