Mark Green: Veteran, Congressman from Tennessee
Mark Green is a Republican who has won a seat in the US House of Representatives in Tennessee’s 7th Congressional District. Green has been in politics since 2012 when he was elected to the Tennessee Senate.
About Mark Green
Green was born in 1964 in Jacksonville, Florida and now lives in Ashland City, Tennessee with his wife, Camilla and two children.
He received his Bachelor’s of Science in Quantitative Business Management from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1986. After that he received his MC in Systems Management from the University of Southern California in 1987 and his MD at the Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine in 1999.
Green started his active duty military career in 1987 as an infantry officer. He has served as a rifle platoon leader, scout platoon leader, battalion personnel officer, a supply officer, an airborne rifle company commander and a combat arms assignment officer. He came to Tennessee as an Army special operations flight surgeon assigned to the 160th Special Ops Aviation Regiment from 2002 through 2004 at Fort Campbell. He also spent time as a US Army recruiting company commander in Dayton, OH from 1993-1995.
During his time in the service he earned the Bronze Star, The Air Medal, The Air Medal with “V” device for valor under heavy enemy fire, as well as other medals for service. When he was serving as a flight surgeon he served one tour in Afghanistan, and two tours in Iraq. He was also the flight surgeon during Operation Red Dawn which was the military operation that captured Saddam Hussein. Green ended up interrogating Hussein for six hours and later wrote a book, A Night With Saddam, which detailed the capture, the interview, as well as his service with the Army’s elite aviation unit. Green’s time in the military was over in 2006.
As far as his post-military career goes, he started off working as Chief in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital from 2004-2006, at Gateway Medical Center from 2004-2007, and then at Jennie Stuart Medical Center from 2007-2008. He was then Chief of State-Elect at Gateway Medical Center from 2008-2009. He was the Founder, President, and CEO of MD Partners, PLLC from 2009-2015, the Founder, President, and CEO of Align MD from 2010-2017, the President and CEO of 5 Stones Consulting, LLC from 2011-present, and the President and CEO of Linden Risk Management, LLC from 2016-present. He founded the Two Rivers Medical Foundation which operates two free medical clinics and serves on the board of two non profit organizations that care for soldiers and their families when they return from war with unseen scars.
When it comes to Mark Green’s political career, he was first elected to the Tennessee State Senate, District 22 in 2012 after deciding to run for office after seeing the words, “Duty, Honor, Country” on a statue of General Douglas MacArthur. While in the State Senate he serves as the Vice-Chair of the Senate Commerce Committee as well as Chaplin of the Senate GOP Caucus. He filed paperwork to run for Governor as a Republican candidate for the 2018 Tennessee Gubernatorial election but decided to run for the House of Representatives seat in 2018 once current 7th District congressman Marsha Blackburn announced she was running for the US Senate.
In 2017, President Donald Trump nominated Mark Green to be the US Secretary of the Army however, Green withdrew his nomination about a month later.
Our nation’s debt, the US economy, security, stability, and safety, Israel, our military and veterans, immigration, healthcare, the sanctity of life, education, the 2nd Amendment, separation of powers, and term limits are all issues that are important to Mark Green based on his website. He believes that military readiness is the acquisition of the right people, with the right leader, right equipment, and the right training. He believes that every effort must have the very best equipment when they fight, the best possible pay and benefits, a secure, well-equipped home base on which to train, and the essential services they deserve as veterans once duty is over. As someone who has worn the uniform, and someone who has a son in the Army himself, these issues are very important to him as he makes his way to Congress.
Mark Green won against Democrat Justin Kanew in Tennessee’s 7th Congressional District.
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About the author
Julie Provost is a freelance writer, blogger, and owner of Soldier's Wife, Crazy Life, a support blog for military spouses. She lives in Tennessee with her National Guard husband and three boys.