Mark Schwing is the President of
Allied Defense Services, International. He leads the ADSI team that serves our
international clients and ensures that our international operations run smoothly
and meet company goals. He is very involved with our global business pursuits,
especially those related to aviation operations and training.
For five years prior to becoming the President of ADSI, Mark was
President of CPS, our domestic subsidiary. He 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 also served as Deputy Program
Manager for a two-year CPS project supporting the US Air Force Directorate of Strategic Planning.
Mark has over 40 years of flying experience and has logged over
20,000 military and civilian flight hours. He retired as a Captain for United
Airlines in 2019. He holds 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.
He 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 selected as a Lead Project Engineer, responsible for the
integration of various weapons and armament onto the B-2 bomber.
Mark retired as a Colonel in the US Air Force in 2006,
after 30 years of active and reserve service. He 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.
He 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 the Air War College and the 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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