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President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition

Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling

Council Member

Army Veteran

Mark Hertling

Lieutenant General (retired) Mark Hertling joined the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition in September 2013. Mark served for almost four decades in the US Army, and at the time of his retirement he was Commanding General of US Army, Europe. During his career, Mark also served as the Deputy Commanding General for Initial Military Training, where he initiated reforms in the training, values, and skills programs for new recruits and newly commissioned officers in the Army. Two of those reforms were the “Soldier-Athlete Initiative,” and the “Fueling the Soldier Initiative,” both designed to improve the physical conditioning and nutritional health of civilians joining the military. In his second career, Mark serves with the innovative Florida Hospital in Orlando, overseeing programs in health performance strategies and physician leadership.

Full Bio
  • Served nearly 40 years in the U.S. Army
  • Revamped the Army's basic training program
  • Recipient of numerous service medals

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