Mark Hertling

Recipient of the Purple Heart medal
Mark Hertling Lieutenant General Mark Phillip Hertling, USA (born September 29, 1953) is the Commanding General, US Army Europe and Seventh Army. In that role, he is the Commander of the approximately 42,000 US Army forces assigned to Europe, and he is the Army Component Commander of US European Command. While Hertling's primary role is training US Army Soldiers and Units for Contingency and Full Spectrum Operations, he is also responsible for Theater Security Cooperation and Building Partner Capacity with the 51 Allied nations that are part of the European area of operation. In his first year as USAREUR Commander, Hertling visited more than 30 partner countries to meet with military counterparts and state department officials to further mil-to-mil partnerships in the region and increase theatre security operations to help prevent future conflicts. Additionally, he consistently visits with Minister Presidents and German officials to further the relationship with the USAREUR host-nation. Hertling has also overseen the re-stand-up of V Corps in Wiesbaden, brought the innovative Soldier Fueling Initiative to USAREUR Soldiers, increased efficiencies throughout all units, provided increased support for family programs and wounded warrior programs, and reinforced leader development, values, and the Army Profession.

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