Dr. Mark Knox retired in 2016 from more than 25 years of active duty service as an Army chaplain. He earned the green beret in 1994 and served more than 13 years with various Special Operations units. His very best times of ministry occurred during his deployments: three times to Afghanistan, once to Iraq, as well as several shorter Special Ops deployments. His specialty within the chaplaincy became counseling and marital therapy.
In his last military assignment, he was the director of an Army training school that educated, trained, and prepared chaplains to serve as Family Life chaplains. In this assignment, he directed a program that provided chaplains with an M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy, and he provided clinical supervision and oversight for more than 8,000 hours of counseling to military personnel and their families each year.
Dr. Knox’s doctoral dissertation was on the effectiveness of combining EMDR Therapy and Emotionally Focused marital therapy for traumatized military couples. The combination of marital therapy and trauma therapy continues to be one of his interests.
Since retiring from the Army, he has continued to promote healing for our nation’s warriors and their families by providing some private practice counseling near Fort Bragg, NC, and currently near Malmstrom Air Force Base, MT. He is in the process of establishing Safe Haven Ranch, a place for military and veteran families and other hurting people, to find healing through horses, counseling, worship, and “Montana Therapy.” He is a licensed marriage and family therapist, an AAMFT-approved clinical supervisor, and an EMDR-approved consultant.
Dr. Knox loves Jesus, family, horses, and Harleys.