Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling and Anthony Marc Robles Added as Newest Members of President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition

For Immediate Release
September 10, 2013
Contact: Shannon Feaster
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Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling and Anthony Marc Robles Added as Newest Members of President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition

Washington, D.C. — President Barack Obama has appointed Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling (Retired) and Anthony Marc Robles to the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition (PCFSN).

“We are thrilled to have Lt. Gen. Hertling and Mr. Robles join the President’s Council,” said PCFSN Executive Director Shellie Pfohl.  “They bring a wealth of experience that will complement the talents of our current members as we strive to educate, engage and empower all Americans to lead a healthy lifestyle.”

Lt. Gen. Hertling 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.

Mr. Robles is an NCAA wrestling analyst and expert at ESPN.  Born with only one leg, he won the 2010-2011 NCAA individual wrestling championship in the 125-pound weight class, and is a three-time All-American.  He has been honored with the NCAA Best Wrestler of the National Tournament in 2011, the Jimmy V Perseverance Award at the ESPN ESPYs, and the NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award.  He was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2012.  Mr. Robles received a B.A. in business communication from Arizona State University.

Lt. Gen. Hertling and Mr. Robles join the Council’s 16 other members, which include athletes, physicians, chefs, physical fitness and nutrition experts, all of whom are dedicated to encouraging Americans to lead healthy, active lives.

About the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition
The President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition (PCFSN) educates, engages and empowers all Americans to adopt a healthy lifestyle that includes regular physical activity and good nutrition.  Through its partnerships with the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, PCFSN promotes programs and initiatives that motivate people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities to lead active, healthy lifestyles.  For more information about the Council, visit www.fitness.gov.

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