Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Mark G. Beesley '75

In June of 2006, Brigadier General Beesley retired from the United States Air Force and joined Galen Capital Corp. as a Senior Managing Director, Homeland Security Group before becoming President of Business Development for Durango Government Holdings.

General Beesley served a myriad of roles in the military, most recently in the position of Deputy Director for Operations at the National Military Command Center in Washington, DC. While in this position, he was responsible for defending certified flight restricted areas surrounding Washington, DC, Camp David and Crawford, TX. For two years, he was the Vice Commander for the Seventh Air Force headquarters and Director of the Korean Air Operations Center in South Korea. He also was a member of the Commander-in-Chief's crisis action team following the September 11 terrorist attacks.

General Beesley's military career has given him broad exposure to and contacts with military personnel, government civil servants and companies serving the Department of Defense. He has led teams in strategically monitoring worldwide events. General Beesley has also programmed future budgeting of a major acquisition from research and development through system testing and low rate initial production. He has been directly responsible for executing a $6 million annual joint exercise budget.

General Beesley received a Masters Degree in National Security Strategy at the National Defense University in Washington, DC, a Masters Degree in Public Administration and Business Administration from Golden Gate University in San Francisco, CA. and a Bachelor of Science Degree from the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO.