Corizon behavioral health regional director becomes captain in National Guard

Corizon behavioral health regional director becomes captain in National Guard

Mark Fleming in uniform

Mark Fleming, behavioral health regional director for Corizon in Tennessee, had often thought of finding a way to support our soldiers. With work commitments preventing his own private practice to provide psychological services, an article in the July 2012 issue of TIME magazine opened his eyes to the rates of suicide among active, deployed, reserve, national guard and soldiers who had never deployed. The article revealed some astonishing numbers and Fleming knew he wanted to do more.

After speaking with a recruiter, they asked him to join up! Although hesitant at first, Fleming realized how much more he could help as a fellow soldier. Because of his accolade of academic accomplishments and work history, he was able to persevere through a nine-month process to finally be commissioned on February 14, 2013 as a Captain in the Missouri National Guard. Fleming said he “always felt like I served my country by being a good citizen,” and added that he feels “honored to wear the uniform of a soldier and serve our country by providing my psychological expertise to ensure the very lives of those who wear the same uniform I do.”

Congratulations, and way to pay it forward, Mark!

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