Lieutenant General Martin R. Steele, USMC (Ret.), is the Associate Vice President for Veterans Research and Director of Military Partnerships while leading the University of South Florida’s Veterans Reintegration Initiative. General Steele serves proudly on several boards across the country to include Fisher House Foundation, the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, Veterans Advantage, and the University of Arkansas’s Veteran Reintegration Committee. General Steele is a graduate of the University of Arkansas where he obtained a BA degree in History and was recognized as a Distinguished Graduate of the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences. He also holds Masters Degrees from Central Michigan University, Salve Regina College, and the Naval War College. Married to the former Cynthia Bayliss of Little Rock, Arkansas, they are the parents of three adult children, and have three grandchildren. Their son, David, is a Lieutenant Colonel in the Marine Corps having served three tours of combat in Afghanistan.