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Robert Wesley Martin

Robert Wesley Martin, American therapist, counselor. Certified national counselor, master addiction counselor; licensed professional counselor South Dakota; licensed marriage and family therapist, South Dakota; certified chemical dependency counselor level III, South Dakota. Decorated Legion of Merit, Bronze Star with one oak leaf cluster, Air medal, others.


Martin, Robert Wesley was born on August 6, 1935 in Algona, Iowa, United States. Son of Eric Paul and Bessie Mae Martin.


Bachelor in Geology, University South Dakota, 1957. Master of Science in Counseling, South Dakota State University, 1990. Master of Arts in International Relations, Boston University, 1976.


Commissioned Second lieutenant United States Army, 1957, advanced through grades to lieutenant colonel, retired, 1983. Chemical dependency counselor Regional Hospital, Rapid City, South Dakota, 1990-1991. Youth counselor South Dakota Department of Corrections, Custer, 1991-1994.

Private practice Recovery Ranch Counseling, since 1994. Lieutenant colonel United States Army, 1957-1983.


Active United Church of Christ, Custer, since 1952. Member of American Counseling Association, Veterans of Foreign Wars (life), Order of Daedalians (president 1988-1989), Disabled American Veterans (life), Masons.


  • Other Interests

    Fishing, hiking, flying, wood working.


Married Marjorie Lorene Martin, November 15, 1958 (divorced June 1984). Children: Robert Bradley, Kimberly Jo. Married Sharon Kay Martin, February 24, 1985.