Mark C. Schwing
Mark C. Schwing is the President of Allied Defense Services, International. He leads ADSI’s efforts to ensure our international operations run smooth and meet company goals. He is also very involved with many of the global business pursuits we have with a focus on aviation operations and training.
For five years prior to becoming the President of ADSI, Mark was President of CPS and led the team that 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 has served as a Captain for United Airlines for the last fifteen years and has many additional years of experience as a First Officer and Flight Engineer. He has an FAA Airline Transport Pilot Certificate and has earned FAA Aircraft Type Ratings in the B-747, B-777, B-767, B-757, A-320, 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, Airline Pilots Association, Air Force Academy Association of Graduates and various other aviation and military professional organizations.
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