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Marquis Who's Who Recognizes Richard A. Martin Jr. for Success in Military Operations, Law Enforcement, and Mental Health Care

Mr. Richard A. Martin Jr. is noted for his distinguished tenure as a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, state trooper, and therapist

Hoping to continue helping veterans in the future, Mr. Martin stresses the importance of mental health.

    SAINT CHARLES, MO, July 20, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Richard A. Martin Jr. has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Mr. Martin is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, retired Illinois state trooper, and recently retired clinical program director at the Ocala Vet Center, which is a part of the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. As a program director, he excelled in providing mental health expertise to individuals needing treatment. Specializing in post-traumatic stress disorder, he offered forward-facing trauma therapy, equine-assisted therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy. Additionally, Mr. Martin provided bereavement counseling and military sexual abuse counseling.

Hoping to continue helping veterans in the future, Mr. Martin stresses the importance of mental health. He also notes that no veteran should have to go through their struggles alone.

During his more than two decades in law enforcement, Mr. Martin rose from a state trooper to a master sergeant in the state police. His tenure included successfully developing a stress management training program for the Illinois State Police, coordinating the critical incident stress teams with state police, and serving several years on the highway drug interdiction team. Mr. Martin also contributed several professional law enforcement mental health articles as a co-author. Meanwhile, his years in the military included serving as a military police officer for the U.S. Marine Corps. He missed the Vietnam War by one year.

Besides his primary career endeavors, Mr. Martin has been a semi-professional trumpet player. Among his accomplishments in music, he had the opportunity to serve as the principal trumpet player in the Saint Louis Symphony Adult Concert Band from 1999 to 2000. Civically, Mr. Martin enjoyed spending his free time as a board member and peer support advisor for the St. Louis Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) team and he is currently a mental health provider for the Sangamon Valley CISM Team in Springfield, IL.

Highly educated, Mr. Martin obtained a Master of Social Work in clinical social work at Washington University in St. Louis in 1998. Additionally, he received certification through the Academy of Certified Social Workers and the National Association of Social Workers. Moreover, Mr. Martin received certification as a clinical trauma professional under the tutelage of Dr. Eric Gentry from the Arizona Trauma Institute.

Mr. Martin was honored for his accomplishments with a Departmental Award from the director of Danville Illinois Veterans Hospital while he was employed by the Springfield Veterans Center in Illinois. He also received numerous other awards and accolades, including Letters of Commendation as an Illinois State Trooper. Grateful for his success, Mr. Martin attributes much of it to his experience in the U.S. Marine Corps and the influence of his father, a Korean War U.S. Air Force veteran.

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