Martin Dunn entered the Department of Defence in 1986 through the Assistant Research Officer program. Mr Dunn spent most of the next seven years in Navy Office as a policy analyst. After a short period in capability analysis with Force Development and Analysis Division, Mr Dunn joined Headquarters Australian Defence Force in 1994, where he was responsible for the development of the Purple Book (ADF major capital equipment bids) and Defence long-term planning.After serving with the former Directorate of Research and Analysis in Army Headquarters in 1996–97, he attended the Joint Services Staff College in the second half of 1997. Mr Dunn served as a Senior Research Fellow with the Land Warfare Studies Centre until February 1999. He is currently Director of Capability Policy Coordination in Defence Headquarters.
Mr Dunn holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Sydney(1985), majoring in pure and applied mathematics; a Graduate Diploma of Management from Central Queensland University (1994); and a Master of Defence Studies from the University of New South Wales (1996). He is a graduate of the Royal Australian Navy Staff College (1991) and the Joint Services Staff College(1997). Mr Dunn is also currently undertaking a Master of Arts degree in international relations at Deakin University.
Published works by Mr Dunn include Coastal Shipping: Its Importance to the Economy (1987) and the Ten Year Defence Plan 1995–2004 (as principal author).He has also had articles published in the Journal of the Australian Naval Institute, the Journal of the Australian Institute of Professional Intelligence Officers, and in Research and Analysis, the newsletter produced by the former Directorate of Research and Analysis in Army Headquarters.
(Last updated: April 1999)