According to federal documents obtained by the I-Team, Martin told an undercover F-B-I agent he had access to military computer systems, and said he was seeking long-term financial reimbursement.
The undercover agent paid Martin $3500 for documents labeled "Top Secret."
The I-Team has learned Martin thought he was selling U.S. military secrets to China.
According to the court documents, he also told the FBI agent that over his 15-20 year career, he could be very valuable because of his access to military secrets.
"These cases are rare," said Frank Perry, who used to run the Raleigh FBI office. "For a case like this to have been made in Raleigh or certainly in North Carolina - this area - is quite significant."
The undercover sting operation to arrest Martin happened at three different hotels - one on post, and two in Spring Lake.
The FBI says none of the Joint Special Operations Command secrets were ever compromised by the sting.