After graduation from Vanderbilt University, Silouan Green accepted a commission in the United States Marine Corps. While serving in the Marines, he was involved in a tragic jet training accident. In the ejection, Silouan's back was broken and his co-pilot tragically killed.
This horrible event and the complications that followed left Silouan a shell of a man and he descended into the nightmare of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD. His life in pieces, he was eventually disability discharged and then hit the road on the back of a motorcycle for two years to look for a new beginning.
Since that journey began, Silouan has published an internationally distributed outdoors magazine, Bearfoot Magazine- Journal of Northern California Outdoors, founded a successful advertising and marketing business, but more importantly, has developed The Ladder UPP life skills program. The Ladder UPP has been used by thousands who have suffered trauma and severe life setbacks to make their life more fulfilling and resilient. It has also been utilized by the loved ones, friends, colleagues and teachers of those suffering from depression and mental trauma in order to better engage and respond to them. Silouan is also an instructor and lecturer on PTSD for the Public Agency Training Council, the largest public training safety agency in the United States, it is his honor to instruct first responders around the country.
Recently, Silouan and his family were featured in a documentary produced by two of the country’s leading mental health advocates, David Covington and Dr. Thomas Joiner.
Silouan presents keynotes and workshops on Mental Health, Leadership, and Responding to Veterans and First Responders. The following are just some of the groups and organizations he has worked with: National Association of Mental Illness, LOSS (Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors), The Pentagon, US Air Force Space Command, COPS (Concerns of Police Survivors), Easter Seals, PayPal, National Marine Corps League Convention, Walter Reed Medical Center, Fort Bragg, IUPU Fort Wayne, University of California - Riverside, Fort Campbell, Eastern Carolina University, Illinois State University, Purdue University, UW-Lacrosse, IU-Kokomo, Camp LeJeune, The American Red Cross, Marine Corps League, Indiana Department of Mental Health, Mental Health America, Veterans Administration, Willow Creek Community Church, Adanta, Bowen Center, Brentwood Baptist Church, the National Guard, police and sheriff's departments, and many mental health professionals and centers across the country.