Martin Hoffmann
12th United States Secretary of the Army
In office
August 5, 1975 – January 20, 1977
PresidentGerald Ford
Preceded byHoward H. Callaway
Norman R. Augustine (Acting)
Succeeded byClifford Alexander Jr.
Personal details
Martin Richard Hoffmann

(1932-04-20)April 20, 1932
Stockbridge, Massachusetts, U.S.
DiedJuly 14, 2014(2014-07-14) (aged 82)
Warrenton, Virginia, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
SpouseMargaret McCabe
EducationPrinceton University (BA)
Military service
AllegianceUnited States
Branch/serviceUnited States Army
United States Army Reserves
Years of service1954-1958
1958-1975 (Reserves)

Martin Richard Hoffmann (April 20, 1932 – July 14, 2014) was a U.S. administrator. He served as the United States Secretary of the Army between 1975 and 1977.[1][2]

Early life

Martin was born in Stockbridge, Massachusetts on April 20, 1932.[3] He served in the United States Army from September 1954 to November 1955, and was a US Army Officer from November 1955 to May 1958.[citation needed] He served in the Army (Officer) Reserve until 22 October 1975, retiring with the rank of Major.[citation needed]

Government career

Hoffmann served as general counsel of the Department of Defense, 1974 - 75. He was appointed as Secretary of the Army from August 5, 1975, until February 13, 1977.[3]


Martin Richard Hoffmann died of cancer in 2014, aged 82.[2]


  1. ^ Langer, Emily (2014-07-23). "Martin R. Hoffmann dies; Army secretary helped guide academy through scandal". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2014-07-27.
  2. ^ a b "Martin R. Hoffmann, Army Secretary in 1970s, Dies at 82". The New York Times. 27 July 2014.
  3. ^ a b Bell, William Gardner (1992). ""Martin Richard Hoffmann"". Secretaries of War and Secretaries of the Army: Portraits and Biographical Sketches. United States Army Center of Military History. Retrieved September 22, 2007.
Government offices Preceded byHoward H. Callaway United States Secretary of the Army August 1975 – January 1977 Succeeded byClifford L. Alexander Jr.