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About

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A tall fellow with a penchant for travel and good coffee.

 

Marty Skovlund, Jr. is an author, journalist, entrepreneur, photographer, independent filmmaker, and television personality. 

He is most well known for his role on History Channel's 'JFK Declassified' (2017), the award-winning feature documentary 'Nomadic Veterans' (2015), and the award-winning short narrative 'Prisoner of War' (2015). His writing can be found in multiple published books, as well as on major media outlets.

Marty  is a native of Huron, South Dakota, where he grew up the oldest of five. He went on to serve in the in the U.S. Army for eight years, with stints as an Army Ranger in the 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment; and as an Army Recruiter in the Syracuse Recruiting Battalion. 

In addition to his creative endeavors, he also is sits on the board of advisors for The Darby Project (501c3), and organization that helps Ranger veterans in their transition from military service to civilian life. 

He is happily married to his beautiful wife, and is father to an incredible little girl. 


 

 
 

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A few accolades.

 

o   2013 Veteran Most Likely To Succeed (Syracuse University EBV Program)

o   2015 Richard L. Haydon Outstanding Veteran Entrepreneur of the Year (Syracuse University Walter J. Whitman School of Management)

o   2015 GI Film Festival: Founders Choice Award for Nomadic Veterans (Feature Length Documentary)

o   2015 South Dakota Film Festival: Excellence in Filmmaking Award for Prisoner Of War (Short Narrative)

o   Selected for 2016 “The Mighty 25” (WeAreTheMighty.com)