Retired 2-Star Shares Struggle with Bipolar Disorder

Retired 2-Star Shares Struggle with Bipolar Disorder

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Retired Maj. Gen. Gregg Martin, author of Bipolar General: My Forever War with Mental Illness, will speak Nov. 2 during the Association of the U.S. Army’s Noon Report webinar.

The presentation will begin at noon Eastern. It is free, but registration is required here.

During the webinar, Martin will share his story about serving as a senior leader in the Army while dealing with undiagnosed mental illness and finding the help he needed.

Martin served in the Army for 36 years, commanding several engineer units, deploying to combat multiple times, including to Iraq, and serving as commandant of the Army Engineer School and Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.

A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, Martin also has a doctorate degree and two master’s degree from MIT. He was commandant of the Army War College and president of the National Defense University.

In Bipolar General, Martin writes about his journey with undiagnosed mental illness and how it affected his Army career. He provides a first-hand look at available treatments for bipolar disorder, discusses why his condition was undiagnosed for so long and explores what can be done in the military to diagnose and treat service members who may be grappling with mental illness.