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Brigadier General (retired) Mark G. Beesley, United States Air Force
11101 Gainsborough Court, Suite 8
Fairfax, Virginia 22030
Cell 703-606-1041; fax 703-385-0069
E-mail:  magicm@verizon.net

Professional History Highlights
President of Potomac Securities LLC, McLean Virginia - 2011 to the present
Founder and CEO Lone Star International LLC, Fairfax City Virginia - 2009 to the present
Chief Restructuring Officer International Jet Management, Dulles Virginia - 2009
President and CEO of two FINRA approved broker dealers, McLean Virginia - 2008, 2009
President and CEO, the Durango Group, McLean Virginia - 2007 to 2008
Senior Vice President of Operations, Galen Capital Corp, McLean Virginia - 2006 to 2007
Retired from the Unites States Air Force after 30 years of active duty service - June 2006
Deputy Director for Operations National Military Command Center, the Pentagon - 2004 to 2006
Seventh Air Force Vice Commander, Osan Air Base South Korea - 2002 to 2004
Director of Plans, NORAD J-5 Plans Directorate, Colorado Springs, Colorado - 2000 to 2002
Vice Director J-3 Operations Directorate, NORAD Colorado Springs, Colorado - 1999 to 2000
Command Director Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station, Colorado Springs, CO - 1998 to 1999
Commander Operations Group Tyndall Air Force Base Panama City, Florida 1996 to 1998

Education
Masters of Arts in National Security Strategy, National Defense University Washington DC
Masters of Arts in Public Administration, Golden Gate University San Francisco, California
Masters of Business in Business Administration, Golden Gate University, San Francisco CA
Bachelor of Science, United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Career Highlights
Brigadier General (retired) Mark Beesley has thirty years of successful leadership, project management, financial cost analysis and responsibility, annual budgeting, innovation, personnel management and being a fighter pilot in the United States Air Force.  He has a diverse background with military personnel, government civil servants and companies serving the Department of Defense.  General Beesley has a complete understanding of the Department of Defense Biannual Planning, Programming, and Budgeting System process.  General Beesley is a fighter pilot with 3000 plus flying hours in the F-15C Eagle, the F-15E Strike Eagle, and the F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft.  General Beesley is also space certified, national missile defense certified, and a command and control expert.  General Beesley holds a top secret special compartment information security clearance with the United States government. 

General Beesley is a quick study, able to grasp key issues on tough projects.  He has led a national team responsible for strategic monitoring of worldwide events.  He was the decision make responsible for executing command and control for air, space, missile, ground, and maritime operations worldwide.  General Beesley was the Operations Group Commander and leader of 1493 instructor pilots and student pilots and students with an annual budget of over $75 million while he served in Panama City Florida at Tyndall Air Force Base.  He successfully met all student graduation requirements with zero major aircraft accidents in his two years of group command leadership.  General Beesley managed primary oversight while at the Pentagon of a 25% reduction in personnel and aircraft and readiness and an annual budget reduction in the tactical air forces from $117 billion to under $100 billion.  General Beesley programmed future budgeting of a major acquisition from research and development through system testing and low rate initial production.  General Beesley was directly responsible for executing a $6 million annual joint exercise budget. 

General Beesley was solely responsible for configuration control in the air operations center for two democratic allied countries, the United States and South Korea.  General Beesley led the United States and Korean militaries in development of a strategic air campaign plan that supported the combatant commander of United States Forces Korea.  This air campaign plan still serves as the principal basis for the United States and Korea offensive air and space operations against north Korea should the need ever arise.  General Beesley provided leadership and oversight of the operational and programmed testing for configuration control of all systems and testing within the confines of the Cheyenne Mountain Operations Center in Colorado Springs Colorado under the combined command of, the United States and Canada, of the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD).  General Beesley brought on-board a new Air Force visual simulator advancing combat tactics and weapons in the ground control intercept community while at Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida.  General Beesley provided direct oversight of the Joint Requirements Oversight Council that approved the high altitude airship advanced concept technology demonstrator, a future command and control, intelligence, surveillance, communications, and reconnaissance platform.  General Beesley was the co-lead of a group of NORAD and Joint Forces Command personnel that started and strategically planned the nation's newest combatant command, Northern Command.

Post Military Service Highlights
After retiring from the United States Air Force in 2006, General Beesley joined The Durango Group a thought leadership and defense consulting firm founded by the former Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force, General Ronald R. Fogleman.  General Beesley is still a member of the Durango Group to this day.  General Beesley also worked in the world of private equity and has raised strategic funds for small companies.  General Beesley was the Senior Vice President for operations for this private equity firm.  General Beesley also ran a company called International Jet Management which conducted private jet charter flights for hire in accordance with the Federal Aviation Agency Part 135 and Part 91 federal guidelines.  His job title during this effort was Chief Restructuring Officer and this company was located at Dulles Airport Virginia.  General Beesley also became the President and CEO of The Durango Group when it was owned by a private equity firm.  General Beesley was the President and CEO of two Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) broker dealers that conducted mergers and acquisition work and private placement memorandums.  He currently holds five licenses with FINRA ranging from a series 7 license (general securities), a series 63 license (state securities), a series 24 license (a supervisor principal) and a series 79 license which allows wealth management activity and a series 99 license which allows investment banking operations.     

Other Interests
General Beesley is a member of the United States Air Force Academy Endowment Board (www.usafa.org).  General Beesley is also the Air Force representative for The Flag and General Officer network (www.flagandgeneralofficersnetwork.org).  General Beesley in also on the Board of Directors of the Admiral Carey Foundation located in Washington DC (www.admiralcareyfoundation.org).  General Beesley is an avid and radical football fan who fully supports the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football league.  General Beesley is also a reasonable golfer, an expert snow skier, and a wine aficionado.  General Beesley was born in Dallas Texas, currently lives in northern Virginia, and unfortunately is not married.

James J Carey
Rear Admiral [Ret.]
Jim Carey


National Chairman
RADMCarey@aol.com

John A. Dubia
Lieutenant General [Ret.]
John A. Dubia


ARMY Board Member &
ARMY Vice Chairman

jdubia@verizon.net

Gordon Nash
Lieutenant General [Ret.]
Jack W. Klimp


Board Member: USMC
klimpj@aol.com

Steve Kunkle
Rear Admiral [Ret.]
James B. Godwin III


Board Member: NAVY
gibgodwin@gmail.com

Robert Wray
Rear Admiral [Ret.]
Robert Wray


VCHMN: NAVY
robert.wray@bluestarvets.us

Mark Beesley
Brigadier General [Ret.]
Mark Beesley


Board Member: USAF
magicm@verizon.net

Ted F. Bowlds
Lieutenant General [Ret.]
Ted F. Bowlds


VCHMN: USAF
tbowlds@gmail.com

Norman Sauders
Rear Admiral [Ret.]
Norm Saunders


Board Member: USCG
normsaunders@gmail.com

Jeff Hathaway
Rear Admiral [Ret.]
Jeff Hathaway


VCHMN: USCG
jhathaway@aol.com

Edward Rodriguez
Major General [Ret.]
Donna Barbisch, USA


Board Member At Large
db@donnabarbisch.com

Edward Rodriguez
Brigadier General [Ret.]
Ed Rodriguez, USAF


Corporate Secretary
edrodriguezjr@cox.net

Greg Feest
Rear Admiral [Ret.]
Donald P. Loren, USN


Treasurer & Board Member
MLoren4626@aol.com

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