Martin is originally from Texas, though he’s lived on both the east coast and west coast of the greatest nation in the world, the United States of America. He even lived in paradise for a few years, on the beautiful island of Oahu, Hawaii. Martin spent a lot of his childhood playing baseball, soccer, basketball, and football in El Paso, Texas. If you’re unfamiliar with El Paso, listen to the Marty Robbins song of the same name, or watch the 2006 movie Glory Road, which portrays Martin’s undergraduate alma mater, University of Texas at El Paso.
Mr. Holguin graduated from UTEP in 1999 with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering. In 2006, he earned an M.S. in the same concentration from Monterey, California’s Naval Postgraduate School. Martin is currently a prospective EMBA candidate at the University of Notre Dame, where he will graduate from in May. Attending Notre Dame has been one of the greatest experiences of Martin’s life. As his good friend Alex Montoya put it:
“It is lots of things and none of them simple: God-centric, spiritual, mystical, spirited, intellectual, nostalgic, inspiring. I have never felt more at home somewhere than I did at Notre Dame. When I have gone back to visit, it’s like going home. It’s a place I truly think about daily. It’s not perfect by any means but what I love most is that God is reverenced there. Then, when you graduate, God is hopefully reverenced in your own personal life. Notre Dame is a part of me every day.”
Since 1999, Martin Holguin has served in the US Navy aboard five US warships in a wide variety of capacities, ranging from division officer to commanding officer. Martin also served as a Director Fellow for the Chief of Naval Operations Strategic Studies Group. Today, Mr. Holguin is on the US Third Fleet Commander’s staff as an Integrated Air and Ballistic Missile Defense Planner.
For fun and for fitness, Martin enjoys ocean swimming as well as distance running along the coast. The longest race he’s completed is a marathon, and he’s cautiously interested in running an Ultra. He likes to use the Nike+ app to track his miles, as well as his profile at DailyMile.com–he often logs somewhere between 70 and 110 miles in a month. Martin Holguin’s absolute favorite thing to do is spending time with his wife and children.