Martin Richard Hoffmann

Martin Richard Hoffmann

Martin Richard Hoffmann is a U.S. administrator. He served as the United States Secretary of the Army between 1975 and 1977.

Martin Richard Hoffmann was born in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, on 20 April 1932; graduated from Princeton University, 1954; enlisted in the U.S. Army, 1954; was commissioned from Field Artillery Officer Candidate School, 1955; served with the 187th Regimental Combat Team and the 101st Airborne Division, 1955-1956; continued military service in the Army Reserve; married Margaret Ann McCabe; graduated from the University of Virginia Law School, 1961; served as law clerk for Judge Albert V. Bryan, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, Alexandria, Virginia, 1961-1962; was assistant U.S. attorney, Washington, D.C., 1962-1965; was minority counsel, House Judiciary Committee, 1965-1966; served as legal counsel to Senator Charles H. Percy of Illinois, 1967-1969; was assistant general counsel and assistant secretary of University Computing Company, 1969-1971; was general counsel, Atomic Energy Commission, 1971-1973; was special assistant to the Secretary of Defense, 1973-1974; was general counsel of the Department of Defense, 1974-1975; served as Secretary of the Army, 5 August 1975-13 February 1977; under his direction the Army addressed the pervasive problems of post-Vietnam War readjustment, established a Privacy Review Board to act upon requests for access to records prompted by the Freedom of Information Act, and converted its operations to a new fiscal year basis; entered the private practice of law with the firm of Gardner, Carton & Douglas, 1977; became vice president and general counsel of Digital Equipment Corporation, 1989; is a member of the board of E-Systems, Inc.; is a trustee of the Association of the United States Army; served on the Secretary of Defense’s Commission on Base Realignment and Closure.