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KEYNOTE: The Revolution in Military Affairs: IT and CYBER
Keywords: Military, Reliability, Applications
Keynote Bio: Colonel Mark B. Pizzo enlisted in March 1971, and was commissioned a second lieutenant in October, 1971. He reported to 3rd Marine Division, Okinawa, Japan, and was assigned to the 9th Marines where he completed duties in Vietnam and Southeast Asia. In 1974, he completed naval aerial observer training and then Amphibious Warfare School. As a Major, from 1982 to 1984, he was assigned duties as the Commanding Officer, Marine Barracks, Sigonella, Sicily, and CO, 14th Interrogator Translator Team, Beirut, Lebanon. Following these tours, he attended the Marine Corps Command and Staff College where he was a distinguished graduate. Upon promotion to Lieutenant Colonel, he was ordered to Washington D.C., where he served at Headquarters Marine Corps, attended the National War College, and served in the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Drug Enforcement Policy and Strategy. Promoted to the rank of Colonel in 1993, he was ordered to Okinawa, Japan where he served as the 3rd Marine Division G3 (Operations), and as Commanding Officer, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable). In 1998, he was ordered to duties as the Senior Marine Fellow, National War College, where he completes a career of over 31 years of honorable service to the nation. In 2002, he worked as a consultant for ANSER Homeland Security and The Department of Agriculture regarding Bio-terrorism. From 2002-2004 he conducted seminars and lectures about National Security Strategy, Military Operations, and Terrorism for community outreach programs. In 2004 he assumed the civilian position (SES equivalent) as Chief of Staff and Dean of Students of the National War College, where he continues to work and teach today.
Mark B. Pizzo, Chief of Staff / Dean of Students
National War College
Washington, DC
USA


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