Lieutenant Colonel Mark Bush graduated with degrees in Mass Communications and English from the University of West Georgia; he commissioned as an infantry officer in 2004. His first assignment was as a Platoon Leader and Company Executive Officer with the 173d Airborne Brigade, Italy, where he participated in Operation Enduring Freedom.
LTC Bush subsequently served on a Military Transition Team stationed out of Ft. Riley, Kansas and deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Upon return, he attended the Maneuver Captain’s Career Course at Ft. Benning, Georgia. He was then assigned to 1st Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina where he served as a Battalion Assistant Operations Officer, a Rifle Company Commander and a Headquarters and Headquarters Company Commander where he would also deploy again in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Upon completion of the Command and General Staff College at Ft. Belvoir, Virginia, LTC Bush attended Georgetown University with an academic focus in Policy Management. He then reported to the Pentagon where he worked as a Strategist on the Joint Staff and Planner on the Army Staff. LTC Bush moved next to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington and served as an Infantry Battalion and Stryker Brigade Combat Team Executive Officer.
Most recently, he commanded D Company, 2nd Battalion, The British Parachute Regiment in Colchester, United Kingdom and then served as the Executive Officer to the Deputy Commanding General, US Army Europe in Wiesbaden, Germany.
Amongst his awards and decorations, LTC Bush is the recipient of the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, the Expert Infantryman’s Badge, and the Ranger Tab.
LTC Bush is married with one child. The Bush family is both humbled and excited to join the storied ranks of 3rd Squadron and 2d Cavalry Regiment.