Mark Hertling
United States Army general
Mark Hertling
Lieutenant General Mark Phillip Hertling, USA is the Commanding General, US Army Europe and Seventh Army. In that role, he is the commander of the approximately 42,000 U.S. Army forces assigned to Europe, and he is the Army Component Commander of U.S. European Command. While Hertling's primary role is training U.S.
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Mark Hertling: Combat troops to Syria? Not so fast
CNN - 5 days
Throughout the 2016 election campaign, then-candidate Donald Trump repeatedly promised a new approach to battlefield victory over ISIS, saying he would ask "the generals" to provide a new plan within 30 days of his inauguration.
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Opinion: More US troops in Europe -- a timely move
CNN - about 1 month
Retired Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling says the idea of rotating a brigade to eastern Europe, while long in the planning stages, is needed at this time to make clear the US defends its alliances
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Tweet Hilariously Turns Asian Stereotype On Its Head
Huffington Post - 2 months
Here’s a tweet that’ll have every Asian saying “yaaaas.”  Twitter user Helen Hou-Sandí just shut the Twitter game down in response to the racist belief that all Asians look alike. She shared a photo from a recent segment of “Anderson Cooper 360” that features Cooper, CNN counterterrorism analyst Philip Mudd and former U.S. army officer Mark Hertling.  Yeah, sure, it's Asians who all look same. pic.twitter.com/dxG2UvdJPj — Helen 侯-Sandí (@helenhousandi) December 9, 2016 Yup, *mic drop.* The tweet went viral with thousands of retweets, and even received a like from Ellen Pao, former interim CEO of Reddit.  So far people who are unamused are pretty evenly split between "get back to being a model minority" and "BUT ANDERSON COOPER". — Helen 侯-Sandí (@helenhousandi) December 9, 2016 Though many Asians across social media rejoiced at the tweet, not everyone was thrilled. Hou-Sandí received messages from people arguing that “Asians look way mo ...
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Coalition working to isolate de facto ISIS capital
CNN - 4 months
CNN military analyst Lt. General Mark Hertling says ISIS forces are on the move between Mosul and Raqqa and military forces should prepare to surrounded Raqqa.
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A soldier's view on Trump
CNN - 12 months
At debate, candidate said he could compel soldiers to ignore oath of service, perform illegal acts. That's scary--and not true, says Lt. General Mark Hertling
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Russian pilot 'deserves to be honored'
CNN - about 1 year
Retired Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling: Shooting the parachuting pilot was a war crime and his body deserves to be treated with respect
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U.S. Army's Delta Force led raid on ISIS
CNN - almost 2 years
U.S. Army's Delta Force led the raid on ISIS. CNN's Military Analyst Lt. Mark Hertling weighs in on Delta Force.
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Iraqi forces show signs of improvement
CNN - about 2 years
ISIS may be gaining ground, but U.S. Army Lt. General Mark Hertling (Ret.) says the Iraqi forces trained by the U.S. are showing signs of improvement.
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Soldiering on: New missions for retired lieutenant general
Chicago Times - over 3 years
After decades in the Army, Mark Hertling now advises a hospital and promotes fitness Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling officially retired in December after nearly 38 years with the Army. Now, at 60, he has launched a second career as an adviser on physician leadership and strategy with Florida Hospital in Orlando and recently was named to the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition.     
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Kielce.Zakończenie ćwiczeń Bagram X przed wyjazdem żołnierzy do Afganistanu - Gazeta Wyborcza
Google News - over 5 years
Mark Hertling wizytowali w środę Centrum Przygotowań do Misji Zagranicznych w Kielcach, gdzie zakończono ćwiczenia Bagram X przed wyjazdem kolejnej zmiany żołnierzy do Afganistanu. W Kielcach przez tydzień żołnierze Polskich Sił Zadaniowych X zmiany
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Maj. Gen. McQuistion passes command of 21st TSC to Brig. Gen. Piggee - Stars and Stripes
Google News - over 5 years
Mark Hertling, referring to all the people who knew her when he recently accompanied McQuistion around Kaiserslautern. Hertling presided Thursday over the 21st Theater Sustainment Command's change-of-command ceremony, where McQuistion bid farewell to
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Health by stealth: Army DFACs swap in 'greener' menus - United States Army (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
Mark Hertling, then deputy commanding general at the US Army's Training and Doctrine Command, began the Soldier Fueling Initiative to help newly-enlisted Soldiers form healthier eating habits. The SFI was implemented at 12 US Army TRADOC installations,
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'Rocky'-like V Corps unfurls its colors in Wiesbaden - Stars and Stripes
Google News - over 5 years
Mark Hertling, US Army Europe commander, told the gathered crowd. The troops wore the patch of the “Victory Corps,” V Corps' nickname, acquired in World War I, when it was established. “A guy who every time you counted him out, thought he was through,
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US Army seeks to increase joint training with IDF - Jerusalem Post
Google News - over 5 years
Mark Hertling, commander of the US Army in Europe, told The Jerusalem Post that the two armies will hold a massive ground forces exercise in Spring 2012 called “Austere Challenge,” which will seek to increase inter-operability between the IDF and the
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Mark Hertling
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2016
    Age 62
    Hertling received a Masters of Science in Physical Education from Indiana University, a Masters of Military Arts and Sciences from the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and a Masters of National Security and Strategic Studies from the National War College in Washington, D.C. In 2016 he was accepted into the Executive Doctorate of Business Administration program by the Crummer Business School, Rollins College.
    More Details Hide Details Prior to his final posting as the USAREUR Commander, Hertling commanded the Army's 1st Armored Division from 2007-2009, and he was the first Deputy Commanding General for Initial Military Training (IMT) from 2009—2011. In the former role, he commanded the "1st Tank" in both its home location in Germany, and as part of the surge in Iraq. In Iraq, Task Force Iron was based in Tikrit, and cooperated with five different Iraqi Army divisions in a security and on a "whole of government" approach. As a combined force, these units conducted many operations to strengthen the Iraqi Security Forces and the provincial governments in the four Arab and three Kurdish provinces in the north, and they contributed to significant improvement in the economic and security conditions in the region. Hertling integrated a series of named kinetic operations ("Iron") with a unique series of non-kinetic engagements ("United and Strong") to further improve stability, government, economics, and security.
    In 2016, he was named as an Adjunct Scholar to the Modern War Institute at the US Military Academy, West Point.
    More Details Hide Details Since June 2014, Hertling has appeared as an national security and military analyst for CNN, discussing events in Iraq, Israel, Ukraine, and the policies of the U.S. military.
    While serving there he developed a successful Physician Leader Development course for that organization and in 2016 published the book "Growing Physician Leaders."
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  • 2015
    Age 61
    He was also awarded the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award by the Boy Scouts of America, the William P. Clements Award as the best instructor at the US Military Academy (1985), and in 2015 the US Sports Academy named him the recipient of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Award.
    More Details Hide Details Hertling is married, with two married sons and four grandsons.
  • FIFTIES
  • 2013
    Age 59
    In September 2013, Hertling was appointed by President Obama to be one of 25 people serving on the President's Council on Fitness, Sport and Nutrition.
    More Details Hide Details He also acts as a senior advisor to "Mission Readiness", a nonprofit, bipartisan organization of retired military leaders who call for smart investments for U.S. children; he serves as a board member for World TEAM (The Exceptional Athlete Matters) Sport, an organization providing opportunities for physically challenged athletes; and he serves as an advisor to "Operation Gratitude", an organization supporting deployed military and their families.
    In 2013, Hertling became a Senior Vice President for the innovative Florida Hospital organization in Orlando.
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  • FORTIES
  • 2003
    Age 49
    Prior to this, as a brigadier general, he was the assistant division commander from September 2003 to August 2004 of the 1st Armored Division, U.S. Army Europe and Seventh Army, in Germany.
    More Details Hide Details Hertling taught in the Department of Physical Education at the U.S. Military Academy, and served as a speechwriter for GEN (ret.) Frederick M. Franks when he commanded TRADOC. Hertling is a member of Phi Kappa Phi, a Board of Trustee member at the United States Military Academy, a life member of the Purple Heart association, and he is a member of the Friends of Army Swimming.
  • 2001
    Age 47
    He also served as the Vice J-7 and the J-7, on the Joint Staff in Washginton, D.C. from 2001—2003, and as the U.S. Army Europe G-3 from 2005—2007.
    More Details Hide Details His overseas assignments include responsibility as the Commanding General, 1st Armored Division/Multi-National Division-North, as a major general from October 2007 to December 2008, both in Wiesbaden, Germany and in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1988
    Age 34
    In 1988, he returned to Europe as a major, serving first on the staff of the 1st Armored Division as the deputy G-3, then as the S-3 of 1st Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment (Blackhawks) with whom he deployed during Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm.
    More Details Hide Details The 1-1 Cavalry was cited for its role in the Battle of Medina Ridge, where Hertling was wounded in action. Hertling also commanded 1st Squadron, 16th Cavalry Regiment at Fort Knox, Ky. He also commanded 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division at Fort Lewis, Wash. when that unit was named as the Army’s first Stryker Brigade. He was Commander of Operations Group, National Training Center and Fort Irwin, Fort Irwin, Calif., and commanded the 7th Army Training Command, transforming it to the Joint-Multinational Training Command, in Grafenwoehr, Germany.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1975
    Age 21
    Hertling served in various command and staff assignments, both in the continental United States and overseas. He began his professional career in Europe as a second lieutenant, leading tank and scout platoons in the 3rd Infantry Division in 1975–1977.
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    In 1975, Hertling was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Armor Branch after graduation from the United States Military Academy at West Point.
    More Details Hide Details While at West Point, Hertling was on the NCAA Division 1 Swimming and Water Polo Team, and he was active as a member of his class committee and attained the rank of Cadet Captain his senior year.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1953
    Born
    Hertling was born on September 29, 1953 in St. Louis, Missouri.
    More Details Hide Details He attended Christian Brothers College High School in Clayton, Missouri.
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