20th CBRNE Command - Deputy to the Commanding General

Dr. Mark W. Fishback

Mr. Mark W. Fishback has over forty years of combined federal service and currently serves as the Deputy to the Commanding General, 20th CBRNE Command, U.S. Army Forces Command. He exercises authority, interprets, recommends, and implements a wide range of civilian and technical management programs and policy areas for the command.

Prior to assuming his current position, Mr. Fishback served as the Deputy Director, Countering WMD Support Action Group, Defense Threat Reduction Agency (December 2016-May 2018); Chief of Plans and Operations, U.S. Army Nuclear and Countering WMD Agency, Headquarters Department of the Army (February 2008-May 2016); and Deputy, International Programs, Office of the Special Assistant for Chemical and Biological Defense Programs and Chemical Demilitarization Program (OSA(CBD&CDP), OSD (January 2006-January 2008).

Preceding retirement from the U.S. Marine Corps after 27 years of service, he was assigned to the Counterproliferation, Plans and Policy Directorate, USCENTCOM Forward Headquarters, Qatar, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom (2002-2004); Architect and Reconnaissance Task Force Commander, Chemical Biological Incident Response Force, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Forces Atlantic (1996-2001); Combat Operations and Chemical Defense Officer, Task Force Papa Bear, First Marine Division, Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm (1990-1991); American Advisor, Joint U.S. Military Assistance Group, Republic of the Philippines (1987-1990); Chief, U.S. Marine Radiological Division, U.S. Army Chemical School, Fort McClellan, Alabama (1983-1987); Team Lead, Air Naval Gunfire Liaison, Multinational Peace Keeping Forces, Beirut, Lebanon (1982). He entered the U.S. Marine Corps in December 1979, his early assignments include service as Infantry and Amphibious Assault.

Mr. Fishback received his Ph.D. in Management from the University of Maryland and Graduate Degrees in Management and Public Administration from the University of Phoenix. He also holds a Baccalaureate in Psychology from the University of North Carolina.

He is a member of the Association of Management Professionals and is a Germanna Descendent and Foundation Member. Mr. Fishback is the author of the Keller nomograms for neutron induced radiation, and has written numerous articles relative to countering weapons of mass destruction and nuclear strategy.

His awards include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star w/ Gold Star (V-Device), Purple Heart, Army Superior Civilian Service Award, Ancient Order of The Dragon, and numerous other awards and decorations.

Mark is married to the former Cheryl L. Blood of Hayward, California; they have two married daughters, Mrs. Brandi L. Parrish and Mrs. Brooke L. Davis, and three grandchildren, Clayton, Isla and Dawson.