Military Service Award: This is given to a GMC Corps of Cadets alumnus who has rendered unusual and conspicuous service, heroic effort and action or service to their city, state or nation while bringing honor to GMC and the Corps of Cadets.
Mr. Martin Moses JC 1968
Martin is a prime example of a GMC servant leader in both his career and life. He attended GMC Junior College from 1965 – 1968, and after graduating, was commissioned through the ROTC program. Martin served in the U.S. Army in the Military Police Corps from 1971-1974. He then began his Georgia Peace Officer career with the Georgia Department of Corrections. He then served in the Georgia Department of Public Safety as a License Examiner.
Mr. Moses began work with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) in 1976, working as a GBI Special Agent. Throughout his career, Martin was assigned to the Dublin, Douglas, and Eastman regional offices. He headed up the Drug Task Force in Baxley, Georgia as well. He also was a firearms instructor and a hostage negotiator. As a Special Agent, Moses investigated criminal activities, conducted crime scene searches, interviews, and interrogated persons in connection with criminal cases being investigated, and prepared detailed investigative reports. He also assisted in the prosecution of cases, testified in court, and recovered stolen property. As a law enforcement officer, he worked tirelessly to ensure the safety of our citizens and communities. Mr. Moses retired from the GBI in 2001 as Special Agent in Charge in the Region 7 Office in Thomson, Georgia.
Following his retirement from the GBI, Martin served in a variety of public service and community positions. He was Montgomery County Deputy Magistrate Court Judge for four years. His duties included issuing arrest warrants, summonses, search warrants, emergency protective orders, emergency custody orders, and certain civil warrants. He was a member of the Uvalda (Georgia) City Council for eight years and was elected Mayor of Uvalda, serving in that role for two years. Moses served on the Toombs-Montgomery
Chamber of Commerce, was Chairman of the Montgomery County Development Authority, and served as Chairman of the Montgomery County Tax Equalization Board. He was on the Toombs-Montgomery United Way Board, President of the Montgomery-Wheeler County Association for Retarded Citizens, and served as President of the Peace Officers Association of Georgia in 1994 and 1995. He also served on the Peace Officers Standards and Training Council. In addition, he serves the Uvalda Methodist Church as Treasurer.
Moses was a member of the Southeastern Technical College Board for nine years and was Board President from 2012-2013. He served on the Chamber and Technical College Board, which led to the establishment of the Board of Directors for a charter school, the Southeastern Early College and Career Academy. This was the first charter school in Georgia built on the campus of a technical college. He chaired the charter school board for seven years.
Martin and his wife, Kathy, are generous financial supporters of Georgia Military College. They contributed to the furnishings of the Executive Office in the ROTC building and are contributors to the green room in the NewDay USA Center for Leadership.
They also established the Martin & Kathy Moses Scholarship in memory of their son, Michael Moses, a GMC Preparatory school graduate. Together they also have a son, Brett Thompson, and one granddaughter, Katie Thompson.