LTC Mark Beattie

LTC Mark Beattie

Dates of Service: Feb 1975 - May 2003
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  • PFC Mar 75
  • SPC Oct 75
  • SGT Oct 76
  • 2LT Mar 77
  • 1LT Mar 79
  • CPT Feb 81
  • MAJ Oct 88
  • LTC Oct 93
Commissioning Source:  OCS, Mar 1977

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I retired as a U.S. Army Special Forces Lieutenant Colonel with over 28 years military experience including light infantry, air assault infantry, Special Forces, and joint and multinational operations. I worked as a defense contractor for seventeen (17) years until retiring to enjoy my “Golden Years.”

Military Experiences

Aug 1997 - Jun 2003
CGSC Instructor
Graduate level instructor, teaching operational through strategic levels of operation, served as small group student advisor, developed curriculum, designed and coordinated Joint Special Operations participation in college exercises, and advised on special operations integration into simulation exercises; transformed a single course of instruction into a multi course, 300 hour Special Operations POI approved as specialized Area of Concentration. Selected four times to conduct classes at Army Staff Colleges in the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Nepal, Thailand, and Sri Lanka.
Aug 1994 - Jul 1997
Chief, Current Operations Division
Responsible for monitoring day to day operations of all Special Operations assigned subordinate units, activities, or Special Operations units temporarily operating in or transiting throughout Pacific Command. Served as the Chief, Joint Operations Center (JOC) during training and operational deployments. Responsible for maintaining the readiness and deployment of Joint Task Force (JTF)-510, the Pacific Command's rapid deployment force.
Aug 1991 - Jun 1994
Chief, Ground Operations
Responsible for coordinating with Korean Army Special Forces counterparts for the employment of U.S. Army Special Forces in support of the defense of South Korea. During training exercises and wartime, served as the Chief, U.S. Ground Operations within the Combined Unconventional Warfare Task Force (CUWTF).
Aug 1989 - Jul 1990
Public Affairs Officer
Responsible for the commands public information, command information, and community relations of a joint and combined three star command responsible for the defense of South Korea. Published a monthly command newspaper to enhance the morale of the assigned soldiers, sailors, marines, and airmen, while keeping them informed of the command's activities. Wrote the command's first ever "media relations" plan in cases of emergency or wartime.


(9 years, 5 months)
Nov 2001
US Army Pacific Theater Engagement; provided instruction to the Thai Army Command and General Staff College.
Nov 2001 - Dec 2001
US Army Pacific Theater Engagement; provided instruction to Bangladesh Army Command and General Staff College.
Dec 2001
US Army Pacific Theater Engagement; provided instruction to Nepalese Army Command and General Staff College.
Nov 2000
US Army Pacific Theater Engagement; provided instruction to Singapore Army Command and General Staff College

Military Credentials

Professional Development Schools

Aug 1990 - May 1991

Army Command and General Staff College (resident CGSC)

Jun 1987 - Sep 1988

Army Command and General Staff College (non resident course)

Individual & Special Skill Schools

Mar 1986 - Jun 1986

Oct 1984 - Feb 1985

Special Forces Qualification Course

Foreign Language Skills


Spanish (1/-)

Security Clearance
Top Secret/SCI or higher

Academic Degrees

Academic Degrees

1968 - 1972

University of Missouri

Bachelor's Degree, Recreation & Park Management