General Gregg’s Corner

General Gregg’s Corner

Major General Gregg Martin, US Army (Retired)

Retired Major General Gregg F. Martin shares his battle with bipolar disorder and his new mission to combat stigma! Gregg Martin is a 36-year Army combat veteran, retired 2-star general, and bipolar survivor, thriver, and warrior. In 2003, Martin commanded a combat engineer brigade during the Iraq war, and the intense stress of combat triggered the genetic predisposition for bipolar and sent him into his first manic episode. After his deployment, he fell into depression, marking his first up-down cycle. For a decade, these swings of mania and depression continued, going undetected, undiagnosed, and unknown by him or anyone around him. It wasn’t until 2014, during an episode of acute mania, that he was removed from his role as President at the National Defense University and began receiving help. With treatment and support from his family, friends, and an in-patient stay at the VA Hospital, Martin has found a new mission in combatting mental health stigma to save lives. 

Gregg Martin is a 36-year Army combat veteran, retired 2-star general, and bipolar survivor, thriver, and warrior. He is a qualified Airborne-Ranger-Engineer and Strategist. He holds a Ph.D. and two Masters degrees from MIT, and a Bachelors degree from West Point. He is a father of three sons, author, and speaker who lives with his wife in Cocoa Beach. For more information, visit


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Heroic Cause

Heroic Cause

Author: Gregg F. Martin Ph.D. Each of us will know someone with a mental condition - family, friend, neighbor, colleague, or self, as more than 60...

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Meet Your Bipolar General

I am a 65-year old husband, father, grandfather, combat veteran, and a proud, thankful bipolar survivor. A qualified Airborne-Ranger-Engineer and strategist, I served globally…

Veterans are Outraged and Hurting - So Let's Reach Out and Listen

It’s a national tragedy that more than 22 veterans a day commit suicide and that nearly two serving military service members per day die by their own hands…

Bipolar Disorder in a Nutshell

Formerly known as ‘manic depressive illness’, bipolar disorder is a general term that, according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), comprises a cluster of related disorders that are characterized by distinctive and extreme shifts or cycles, in mood.

Resign or You're Fired...

“Resign or you’re fired… You’ve done an amazing job, but you need to go get a mental health exam.”

Service and Success

My Hyperthymia and Bipolar Disorder Helped me Until They Didn’t….

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