COLONEL MARK D. McCORMACK
Commander, 213th Regional Support Group
Col. Mark D. McCormack received his commission in the United States Army on May 15, 1988 after completing the Army ROTC program at Mansfield University. He joined the Pennsylvania Army National Guard in November 1992 as a member of the 28th Adjutant General Company, where he was assigned as Chief of the Classified Materials section. In October 1993, he was assigned as the Commander of the 281st Personnel Service Detachment of the 28th Personnel Services Battalion. From 6 February to 5 October 1997, he was deployed as the Commander of the 281st PSD in support of Operation Joint Guard in the former Republic of Yugoslavia and was assigned as Chief of the Theatre Army Plans and Operations Center, 1st PERSCOM, United States Army Europe. In 1998, COL McCormack was transferred to the 28th Division Support Command where he was assigned as the S1. During July 2001, Col. McCormack was transferred to HQ, STARC for assignment as a Personnel Officer in the Officer Branch, Directorate of Personnel. Col. McCormack returned to the 28th Personnel Services Battalion during October 2004 and served as the Battalion Commander until February 2007.
Col. McCormack was transferred to the 213th Area Support Group during February 2007 serving as the Deputy Commanding Officer. Col. McCormack continued to serve as the 213th ASG DCO during the organizations activation and deployment to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The 213th ASG served with distinction from 23 April 2007 until 22 April 2008 providing unparalleled sustainment support across the entire Iraqi Theater of Operations. Col. McCormack has been serving as the J1, on the PNG JFHQ Joint Staff, since February 2010.
Col. McCormack is a graduate of the Infantry Officers Basic Course, the Adjutant General Officers Basic and Advanced Courses, the Combined Arms and Services Staff School, the Human Resources Management Qualification Course, the Command and General Staff Officers Course, and the United States Army War College.
Col. McCormack’s significant military awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with three Oak Leaf Cluster, the Army Commendation Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Achievement Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with Bronze “M” device, Overseas Service Ribbon, and the Pennsylvania Meritorious Service Medal.
Col. McCormack graduated from Mansfield University in 1998 with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Criminal Justice Administration and earned a Masters degree in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College. Col. McCormack works as a Parole Hearing Examiner for the PA Board of Probation and Parole and resides in Reinholds, PA with his wife Lori, and their three children.