Dr. Mark Green, Tennessee State Senator for District 22, serves as the Vice-Chair of the Senate Commerce and Insurance Committee as well as a member of the Agriculture and Natural Resources Committees. He is the Chaplain of the Senate GOP Caucus and was selected as the Tennessee Journal’s Rookie of the year in 2013 and has won legislator of the year for numerous organizations. He recently won recognition as the NFIB’s Guardian of Small Business. Mark was also recognized as one of GOPAC’s top 21 Emerging Leaders for the Country.
Dr. Green is the president/CEO of Align MD, an emergency department staffing company, which provides leadership and staffing to emergency departments and hospitalist services in fifty hospitals in ten states. Mark founded Two Rivers Medical Foundation, which provides healthcare to underserved populations throughout the world, and operates a free medical clinic in his hometown, and in Memphis, Tennessee.
Currently Mark serves on the Board of Directors for American Physician Partners, and the Rural Physician Partners Company PLLC. He is a member of the Executive Board of the Middle Tennessee Boy Scouts of America, as well as a Board Member of Soldiers and Families Embraced and Reboot for Recovery, two not-for-profit organizations focused on caring for soldiers and their families as they return with the unseen scars of war.
Mark came to Tennessee as an army special operation flight surgeon assigned to the 160th Special Ops Aviation Regiment. There he planned and flew on some of the war on terror’s most covert operations. His most memorable mission was the capture of Saddam Hussein. Dr. Green interviewed Saddam for six hours on the night of his capture and wrote a book detailing the interview and his service with our military’s “Jedi Nights,” as he calls them. During this time Mark was selected as the Army Aviation Association Flight Surgeon of the year.
Dr. Green’s military career began as an infantry officer. From 1987 – 1990 he served as a rifle platoon leader, scout platoon leader and battalion personnel officer in the 194th Separate Armor Brigade, and from 1990 – 1992, as a supply officer and an airborne rifle company commander in the famed 82nd Airborne Division. He later commanded in US Army Recruiting Command.
In 1986, then Second Lieutenant Green graduated West Point with a degree in quantitative business (economics). In addition to his degree from West Point, Mark has a Masters Certificate from the University of Southern California in Information Systems, and his medical degree from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.
His military awards include the Bronze Star, The Air Medal, The Air Medal with “V” device for valor under heavy enemy fire, and numerous other medals for service. He also was awarded the Combat Medical Badge, the US Army Ranger Tab, and The Expert Infantryman’s Badge, among many others.