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 service. Previously, he was Deputy Commanding General for Initial Military Training from 2009 to 2011, where he was responsible for the initial training of over 160,000 officers and enlisted soldiers annually. 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 today’s recruits. He has received the Distinguished Service Medal, the Bronze Star, and the Purple Heart. Lieutenant General 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.

Full 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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