Brigadier General Mark R. Wise
Assistant Wing Commander, Third Marine Aircraft Wing
Brig. Gen. Wise is assigned as the Assistant Wing Commander, Third Marine Aircraft Wing. He was born in Amarillo, Texas, and is a graduate of the University of Washington in Seattle and the Naval War College in Newport, R.I.
Brig. Gen. Wise's command tours include Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 122 Crusaders from 2003 to 2004 participating in the Unit Deployment Program, Exercises Cobra Gold, HCAX and Clean Hunter; Marine Aircraft Group 12 from 2008 to 2009 participating in numerous exercises throughout the Western Pacific Region; and as commanding general of the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory from 2011 to 2013.
He also served with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 333 during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm; Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 312 with CVW-8 and USS Theodore Roosevelt during Operations Deny Flight and Southern Watch; 58th Fighter Squadron during Operation Southern Watch; and Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 251 with CVW-1 and the USS George Washington during Operation Southern Watch.
Brig. Gen. Wise's staff tours include Marine Aircraft Group 31 and Marine Aircraft Group 12. In 1999, he was assigned to Headquarters Marine Corps as the F/A-18 Requirements Officer, TACAIR Budget Officer and the Aide de Camp to the Deputy Commandant for Marine Aviation. In 2009, he deployed to Kabul, Afghanistan, as the executive officer to the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations at Headquarters, International Security Assistance Force. In 2010, Brig. Gen. Wise returned to Headquarters Marine Corps as the Deputy Branch Head for Aviation Plans, Policies, Budget and Joint Matters where he served until 2011. During his tour as the commanding general of the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory from 2011 to 2013, he also served as the Vice Chief of Naval Research.
Brig. Gen. Wise's personal decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal with gold star in lieu of second award, Air Medal - individual action with combat ''V'', Strike Flight Air Medal eighth award, Joint Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with gold star in lieu of second award, and Air Force Commendation Medal. He has more than 3,500 flight hours primarily in the F/A-18 and F-15C.