Mark C. Schwing
Mark C. 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.
He has over 43 years of flying experience and has logged over 24,000 military and civilian flight hours. He has served as a Captain for United Airlines for the last eighteen years and has many additional years of flying experience as a First Officer and Flight Engineer. 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.
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 selected as 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. 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.
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