Major General Mark A. Graham retired from the US Army on August 1, 2012 after almost 35 years of service. His final position was as the Director (G-3/5/7) U.S. Army Forces Command since September 2009. 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.
In addition to serving as an Executive Consultant for Homeward Bound Adirondacks, Major General 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. They both speak across the nation to honor the memory of their two sons, 2LT Jeff Graham who was killed by a roadside bomb 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 and the "Jeffrey and Kevin Graham Memorial Endowed Lectureship in Psychology" for the study of depression and suicide prevention at Cameron University, in Lawton, Oklahoma.
Major General 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.