BIO: Mark Green is a Republican representing Tennessee’s 7th congressional district. The retired Army flight surgeon was officially sworn into office on Jan. 3, 2019.
Green is a doctor, veteran and now a congressman. After graduating from West Point, Green began his military career as an infantry officer. He started out in the 194th Separate Armor Brigade serving as a rifle platoon leader, scout platoon leader and battalion personnel officer. Later, he joined the 82nd Airborne Division as a supply officer and airborne rifle company commander.
He eventually moved to Tennessee as an Army special operations flight surgeon in the 160th Special Ops Aviation Regiment. Green was named Army Aviation Association Flight Surgeon of the Year for his role in the mission to capture ex-Iraq President Saddam Hussein. He received numerous medals for his service, including a Bronze Star, the Air Medal and an Air Medal with V Device.
He was President Donald Trump’s choice for Army secretary but withdrew from consideration for that post.