Watch MG Mark Graham US Army (Ret) almost 35 Years’ Service. Director Vets4Warriors & More. Discover the power of connection

Watch MG Mark Graham US Army (Ret) almost 35 Years’ Service. Director Vets4Warriors & More. Discover the power of connection

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Introduce

Major General, U.S. Army (ret)

Almost 35 Years of Service

Now Senior Director Rutgers UBHC National Call Center

Included in his duties is Director, Vets4Warriors and several other programs.

www.vets4warriors.com

Discover the power of connection

Vets4Warriors provides confidential 24/7  Support for all Service members  Veterans and their families.

855-838-8255    info@vets4warriors.com

To honor the memory of their Sons 2LT Jeff Graham killed by an IED in Iraq in February 2004 and their son Kevin a Senior Army ROTC cadet died by suicide in June 2003

The Grahams established the Jeffrey C. and Kevin A. Graham Memorial Fund

to provide the “Question, Persuade, Refer” Suicide prevention program at the University of Kentucky

http://grahammemorial.com/Helping_Others.htm

The Graham’s story is featured in the award-winning book

“The Invisible Front: Loss and Love in an Era of Endless War” by Yochi Dreazen

https://www.amazon.com/Invisible-Front-Love-Loss-Endless/dp/0385347855

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https://www.pinterest.com/vets4warriors/

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About Mark A. Graham

Director, www.vets4warriors.com

Major General, U.S. Army (Retired)

 

Major General (retired) Mark Graham is currently serving as the Senior Director, Rutgers UBHC National Call Center. Included in his duties is Director, Vets4Warriors and several other programs.

 

MG Graham retired from the US Army on August 1, 2012 after almost thirty-five years of service. His final position was as the Director (G-3/5/7) U.S. Army Forces Command, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. In this position, he oversaw the plans, operations and training for Army forces (active and reserve component) stationed in the Continental United States and ensured conventional forces were prepared for worldwide deployment and combat.

 

MG Graham and his wife, Carol, are tireless champions of military and civilian efforts to promote mental health and suicide-prevention awareness, and to eliminate the stigma surrounding mental health care. To honor the memory of their sons, 2LT Jeff Graham who was killed by an IED in Iraq in February 2004, and their son Kevin a Senior Army ROTC cadet who died by suicide in June 2003 while studying to be an Army Doctor at the University of Kentucky, the Grahams established the Jeffrey C. and Kevin A. Graham Memorial Fund to provide the “Question, Persuade, Refer” suicide prevention program at the University of Kentucky.

 

The Grahams were instrumental in establishing the Jeffrey and Kevin Graham Memorial Endowed Lectureship in Psychology for the study of depression and suicide prevention at Cameron University, in Lawton, Oklahoma. Additionally, they support the ongoing efforts of the Pikes Peak Suicide Prevention Partnership, Colorado Springs, Colorado (El Paso County), through the “Jeffrey and Kevin Graham Support Services”.

 

The Graham’s story is featured in the award-winning book, “The Invisible Front: Loss and Love in an Era of Endless War”, by Yochi Dreazen.

 

MG Graham was commissioned a second lieutenant of Field Artillery in December 1977 at Murray State University. Spanning almost 35 years, MG Graham served in key command and staff positions in the United States, Germany and Korea. Past assignments include Field Artillery Battalion Command at Fort Sill, Oklahoma; Brigade Command in California as the first Active-Duty Army Colonel to command a National Guard brigade in peacetime; Commander of the Battlefield Coordination Detachment, Osan, Korea then the Executive Officer to the U.S. Forces Korea Commander; Chief of Staff and Deputy Commanding General of the U.S. Army Field Artillery Center and Fort Sill; the Deputy Commanding General of 5th U.S. Army/Army North where he supported evacuation and relief operations following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita; then as the Commanding General of Fort Carson, Colorado and Division West of First US Army.

 

In addition to his Bachelor’s degree in political science, MG Graham holds a Masters of Business Administration from Oklahoma City University and a Master of Science in National Security Strategy from the National Defense University in Washington, D.C. He is also a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and the National War College.

 

MG Graham’s numerous military awards include the Distinguished Service Medal, the Bronze Star Medal, the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal and the Humanitarian Service Medal.

 

Honors and Recognition:

2013 National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’

2011 Community Healing Adolescent Depression and Suicide (CHADS) Champions Award

2010 American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) Lifesaver Award for Public Service

2009 Secretary of Defense Robert Gates nominated Major General Graham for Time magazine’s 100 most influential people

2009 Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) Honor Guard Leadership Award

2009 SPARK (Suicide Prevention Advocacy Recognition in Kentucky) Award Recipient

2009 Shining Lights of Hope Award, presented by the Carson J. Spencer Foundation

2009 Distinguished Alumni Award, Oklahoma City University

2008 Heroes of Mental Health Award presented by the Pikes Peak Behavior Health Group

2008 Distinguished Alumnus,Murray State University

2007 Wall of Fame Distinguished Alumni, Belleville Township High School East

Army ROTC Distinguished Alumni Award, Murray State University

Member University of Kentucky Fellows Society

Member Cameron University (Lawton, OK) Foundation

 

About www.vets4warriors.com

We keep challenges from turning into crises

 

Vets4Warriors, housed at the Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care National Call Center in New Jersey, is a one-of-a-kind 24/7 peer support network.

 

Originally supported by the National Guard Bureau and the U.S. Department of Defense, today Vets4Warriors operates independently of the U.S. military, complementing official government resources available to service members and veterans. We are committed to ensuring that all veterans, service members, their families, and caregivers always have direct and immediate access to a peer who understands their life experiences and the challenges they face, and can provide support whenever they confront an issue, wherever they are in the world.

 

Our Philosophy

We believe that there is no physical, mental, or social challenge that we can’t help find a solution for. Regardless of the complexity of the issue, or how long it takes, we will continue to follow up, seek out possible avenues, and pursue different options until an answer is found. We go the extra mile.

 

Who we serve

We serve veterans of all generations and the entire military community, from those who just put on a uniform, to the caregiver of a veteran who has long since stopped wearing a uniform.

We serve veterans of all generations and the entire military community, from those who just put on a uniform, to the caregiver of a veteran who has long since stopped wearing a uniform.

 

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Thank You for the following for making these programs possible

*Army Veteran William Wischnewsky

Owner www.lightninggraphicsga.com

*Colin Clark (Plane Ticket)

*America’s Warrior Partnership

www.americaswarriorpartnership.org

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