policy impact with FIPRA
Martin joined FIPRA as a Special Advisor for defence and security in July 2015. He retired as a Colonel from the European External Action Service in 2015, having established the External Relations Division within the EU Military Staff, spearheading outreach to the UN and NATO, as well as strategic partners, especially the US and China.
From 2008 to 2012, Martin served as Maltese Military Representative to the EU and NATO during which time he also set up Malta’s mission to NATO.
Prior to commencing duties in Brussels, Martin commanded the Maltese Navy/Coast Guard from 2001 to 2008 and led EU Border Control operations. During this same period, he implemented a multi-million-dollar re-structuring of the naval force incorporating significant improvements to quality, safety, productivity and efficiency of the institution.
Martin completed his military training in the US, UK, and Germany, and he earned a master’s degree in International Maritime Law. He is fluent in English, Maltese, and German.
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