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Military Deputy

Col. Mark Schmitt

Colonel Mark Schmitt graduated from West Point on 01 June 1991, receiving a commision in Field Artillery. He is currently the Military Deputy for the U.S. Army Evaluation Center at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD.

COL Schmitt previously held every Field Artillery BN leadership position from Fire Direction Officer to Battalion Commander. He also served as Chief of Fires for United States Forces Korea. His past assignments include Battalion Operations Officer/Battalion Executive Officer for 1st BN 7th FA of the 10th Mountain Division, Brigade Operations Officer for the 75th Fires Brigade at Fort Sill, OK, and Fires Warfighting Function Chief and Chief, Operations Group Alpha at Fort Leavenworth, KS. He served as Chief, Military Transition Team for the 6th Iraqi Army and also completed studies at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, CA. He served as Battery Commander for 2nd BN 8th FA at Fort Lewis, WA and as Battalion Commander of 2nd BN 4th FA (MLRS) at Fort Sill, OK.

His previous tours include the 2nd Inf Div in Korea, the 10th Mtn Div at Fort Drum, NY, the 25th Inf Div at Fort Lewis, Washington, the 75th Fires Bde at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, the U.S. Army Combined Arms Center and Battle Command Training Program at Fort Leavenworth, KS, the 214th FA Bde at Fort Sill, OK, and the United States Forces Korea. COL Schmitt served as Company Fire Support Officer for B 1-22 IN during Operation Restore Hope in Somalia and Battalion Fire Support Officer for HHB 1-7 in Haiti during Operation Uphold Democracy. He served as Executive Officer for 1-77 FA and Military Transition Team Chief for the 6th Iraqi Army Div during Operation Iraqi Freedom and as Battalion Commander of 2-4 FA during Operation Enduring freedom in Afghanistan.

His awards include the Bronze Star (1 OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (4 OLC), Army Commendation Medal (5 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (1 OLC), Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Overseas Service Ribbon, National Defense Service Ribbon (2), Iraq Campaign Medal (2 Stars), Afghanistan Campaign Medal (1 star), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (2 stars), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, NATO Medal, United Nations Medal, Parachutist Badge, and the Air Assault Badge. He is a member of the Honorable Order of Saint Barbara.

COL Schmitt completed the Field Artillery Basic and Advanced Courses, The Command and General Staff College, CAS3, NBC Officer Course, Master Fitness Trainer Course, Battalion Pre-Command Course, Airborne School, Air Assault School, and the Defense Language Institute German Course. He is a 2015 graduate of the Army War College. He holds a Master's Degree in Internal Relations from Syracuse University and a Master's Degree in Strategic Science from the Army War College.


Col. Mark E. Schmitt assumed the responsibilities as military deputy of the U.S. Army Evaluation Center in September of 2017.

Syracuse University Master of Arts in Internal Relations

Army War College Master of Science in Strategic Science



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