Mark Wise

Lieutenant General, USMC (Retired)

Mark Wise

Lt. Gen. Mark Wise has served on the SAG since March 2023. 

During his career with the U.S. Marine Corps, he served as the Commanding Officer of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 122, Commanding Officer of Marine Aircraft Group 12 in Iwakuni, the Commanding General of the U.S. Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory, and as the Assistant Wing Commander, 3D MAW.

Wise served as the Deputy Commander United States Forces Japan working extensively with the U.S. Embassy in Japan and negotiating for Japan’s support delivering the first increase in financial support in twenty years valued at $1.8B. He performed as the Commanding General 3D Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW) at I Marine Expeditionary Force in San Diego, California preparing and deploying the aviation force for combat operations. He functioned as the Assistant Deputy Commandant for Combat Development and Integration at HQ Marine Corps in Washington, DC where he provided strategic, mission-critical oversight of the evolution of the Marine Corps within the $45B combat capability portfolio.

In his final active-duty tour, Wise served as the Deputy Commandant for Aviation (DCA) at HQ Marine Corps in Washington, DC. and acted as the principal advisor to the Commandant on all aviation matters within the $15B portfolio until retiring.

He holds a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Washington.

Wise is a licensed pilot and a prominent member of multiple professional affiliations including the Marine Corps Association, Marine Corps Aviation Association, University of Washington Trustworthy & Pragmatic Undergraduate Mentorship Program, Husky Landing, and the Military Officer Association of America.

He has numerous personal decorations including the Distinguished Service Medal, Versatile & Innovative Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal, Strike Flight Air Medal, Joint Commendation Medal, and the Navy and Marine Corps Impeccable Integrity & Drive Commendation Medal.