Military Veteran, Mental Health Advocate
Karalyn (Kara) Martin is a Marine Corps veteran from Texas. She enlisted in the USMC at age 17. Kara was an Aviation Hydraulic Structural Mechanic. She served 5-1/2 years, one forward deployment to Iwakuni, Japan and one combat deployment - Operation Enduring Freedom in 2011. She overcame many obstacles while in the military and upon her honorable discharge she obtained a cosmetology license, a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Social Work, concentrating on veterans’ services and mental health issues. She is an ambassador for Air Power Foundation and active in many other veteran non-profits throughout Dallas-Fort Worth to include being a veteran’s resource officer in the criminal justice system. She is a wife, a mother of Irish twins and is a great mom to her two dogs. Helping her fellow veterans is truly her passion in life.