On Thursday, August 23, 2012, the Commanding General of the Marine Corps Warfighting Lab, BGen Mark Wise, USMC, was our guest at the Clubs at Quantico for an AFCEA Luncheon. He talked about the current efforts underway at the Warfighing Lab. The presentation from his talk is not available for viewing or download.
BGen Wise is currently assigned as the Commanding General of the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory, Quantico, VA. He was born in Amarillo, Texas and is a graduate of the University of Washington in Seattle, WA and the Naval War College in Newport, RI.
BGen Wise’s command tours include: Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 122 Crusaders from 2003 to 2004 participating in the Unit Deployment Program, Exercises Cobra Gold, HCAX and Clean Hunter; and Marine Aircraft Group 12 from 2008-2009 participating in numerous exercises throughout the western pacific .
His additional operational tours have been with: VMFA-333 during Desert Shield and Desert Storm; VMFA-312 with CVW-8 and USS Theodore Roosevelt during Operations Deny Flight and Southern Watch; 58th Fighter Squadron during Operation Southern Watch; and VMFA-251 with CVW-1 and the USS George Washington during Operation Southern Watch.
BGen Wise’s staff tours include: Marine Aircraft Group 31 and Marine Aircraft Group 12. In 1999 he was assigned to Headquarters Marine Corps as the F/A-18 Requirements Officer, TACAIR Budget Officer and the Aide de Camp to the Deputy Commandant for Marine Aviation. In 2009 he deployed to Kabul, Afghanistan as the Executive Officer to the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations at Headquarters, International Security Assistance Force. In 2010 BGen Wise returned to Headquarters Marine Corps as the Deputy Branch Head for Aviation Plans, Policies, Budget and Joint Matters where he remained until 2011.
BGen Wise’s personal decorations include: Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal with gold star, Strike Flight Air Medal with combat “V” and eight strike flight awards, Strike Flight Air Medal – individual action, Joint Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with gold star, and Air Force Commendation Medal. He has over 3,500 flight hours primarily in the F/A-18 and F-15C.