Mark C. Schwing
Mark C. Schwing is a Partner of Consolidated Air Support Systems
(CASS) and serves as the President of Allied Defense Services International (ADSI). He leads the ADSI
efforts to support International clients
in a wide range of defense and aerospace related projects. Recent Projects include
training for Air Refueling and Aerial Firefighting crew members.
For five years prior to assuming his current position;
Mark led CPS as President as the team provided
technical assistance and proposal support to Northrop Grumman and Airbus
as they developed and marketed their new air refueling tanker aircraft.
He was also the Deputy Program Manager for a two-year CPS project supporting
the US Air Force Directorate of Strategic Planning.
He has 40 years of flying experience and has logged
over 20,000 military and civilian flight hours. He served as a Captain
for United Airlines for over nineteen years and has many additional
years of experience as a First Officer and Flight Engineer. He has an
FAA Airline Transport Pilot Certificate and FAA Aircraft
Type Ratings in the B-747, B-777, B-767, B-757, A-320, A-319, DC-10, CE-500
and L-382 aircraft.
Mark previously worked as a Senior Engineer for Northrop
Corporation. He performed engineering development work on future aircraft
and missile systems at Northrop's Advanced Systems Division in Pico
Rivera, California. He was a Lead Project Engineer, responsible for
the integration of various weapons and armament onto the B-2 bomber.
He retired as a Colonel in the US Air Force in 2006,
after 30 years of active and reserve service. Mark spent most of his
career as an Air Force pilot flying the KC-10, KC-135 and C-130 aircraft.
He concluded his military career as a Joint Staff Officer at Headquarters,
US Pacific Command, where he was an expert in crisis actions planning
and joint military operations.
Mark has a Master of Science degree in Systems
Management from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor
of Science degree in Management from the United States Air Force Academy.
He is also a graduate of various Air Force schools, including Air War
College and Air Command and Staff College. He is a member of the Airlift/Tanker
Association, Reserve Officers Association, Air Line Pilots Association,
Air Force Academy Association of Graduates and various other aviation
and military professional organizations.
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