Mark Bauman Class Of 1999


Mark Bauman is the principal founder of Bauman Group where he supports global defense and security companies’ ability to field new and innovative solutions. Mark was previously vice president global growth for Insitu Inc., A Boeing Company, where he was responsible for the enterprise strategy, business development, and marketing divisions. Prior to joining Insitu, Mark was a director with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP within their Advisory Practice. Mark held several leadership positions within PwC’s Washington Federal Practice and finished as the program director for the firm’s Advisory Alliances and Channels strategy and operations organization which drove over $600M in annual revenue. Mark began his career in the USAF as an acquisition officer, where he oversaw a number of programs and managed several foreign military sales cases valued at $3.6 billion over his career. After completing the AF Intern Program, Mark achieved the rank of Major in the USAFR and served as an IMA in the Pentagon until his transition to civilian life in 2009. Mark is a DAWIA Level III Program Manager and prior Board Member of the Gorge Technology Alliance (GTA). Mark lives in Hood River, OR with his wife Meleah and their two children Ben and Olivia.

Candidacy Statement

My name is Mark Bauman, and I am a proud member of the class of 1999! I am excited to serve as a member of the AOG Board of Directors and commit to work for you and the many stakeholders within our Air Force community. I bring a unique set of experiences in military, business, and consulting where leadership decisions require an understanding of financial, legal, and stakeholder communications. I served as an acquisition officer and earned a master’s from George Washington University. I spent time in a “Big Four” consulting firm, a large aerospace defense company, and founded and continue to run my own small business within the defense sector.

I recently had the opportunity to return to USAFA which left me both inspired and proud to be part of the “Long Blue Line.” We have made tremendous progress over the past few years, but there is much more to accomplish to best serve our community. I hope my commitment and experiences can be of service to the AOG and that I may be able to give a small amount back to the institution that has provided such tremendous opportunities throughout my life. Thank you for your consideration.