Medically-retired Navy Mineman, Victor E. Martin, is an advocate, educator and keynote speaker focused on veteran issues related to active-duty service members transitioning into civilian/veteran life and on those struggling with reintegration while living with mental health diagnoses. Through his own experiences, he has developed a level of understanding, patience and empathy that allows for true peer-to-peer mentorship and leadership.
Mr. Martin holds numerous leadership positions within the community, to include: 2022-2023 Commander at American Legion Post 275 in La Jolla, Executive Director at Warrior Resource Project, and Professional Mentor at the University of California San Marcos School of Business. He is honored to have spoken to thousands of people, at hundreds of locations, about mental illness and what we can do to better support our own mental health through the use of various tools; including therapy, yoga, hiking, art, and gardening. Currently, Mr. Martin resides in La Mesa with his wife Kacy, and is father to son Rawley and two daughters, Violet and Skarlet.