Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling

Council Member

Army Veteran

Mark Hertling

Lieutenant General Mark Hertling, member of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition, retired from the U.S. Army after more than 37 years of exceptional service. He previously served as the Deputy Commanding General for Initial Military Training from 2009 to 2011, where he was responsible for the training of more than 160,000 officers and enlisted soldiers each year. During that period, he revamped the Army’s basic training program and implemented a modernized physical fitness and nutrition program to address the needs of current recruits. He has received the Distinguished Service Medal, the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. Lt. Gen. Hertling graduated from the Army’s School of Advanced Military Studies and the National War College. He received a B.S. in International Relations from the United States Military Academy and an M.S. in Exercise Physiology from Indiana University. 

Lt. Gen. Hertling currently serves as the Senior Vice President of Global Strategy, Physician Leadership and Healthy 100 initiatives at Florida Hospital. Florida Hospital is on a journey to create a culture of health and wellness in the community through the Healthy 100 program. This initiative encourages the community to live to a healthy 100 years of age by taking care of their mind, body and spirit. During his time with Florida Hospital, Lt. Gen. Hertling has helped strengthen and develop Healthy 100 along with several other initiatives.

Short Bio
  • Served nearly 40 years in the U.S. Army
  • Revamped the Army's basic training program
  • Recipient of numerous service medals

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