Dr. Mark Troutman joined the Center for Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security as Associate Director in October, 2011 following his retirement from the United States Army as Colonel at the conclusion of 28 years of service. His duties include strategic planning and development for the Center and oversight of daily activity.
Dr. Troutman’s final military assignment was Deputy Chair of the Economics Department, Industrial College of the Armed Forces at the National Defense University. In this capacity, he developed and taught executive masters level courses in economics and led seminars focused on study of the defense and financial services industry. An Armor (Operations) officer his career included over twenty years command and planning assignments in the United States, Europe, South Korea and the Middle East. Key assignments include Director, Army Programs at the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, Office of Secretary of Defense; Chief of Plans, Multi National Forces-Iraq; and member of an assessment team for transition of leadership to NATO headquarters in Afghanistan.
Mark is a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and graduated from the United States Military Academy. Military education includes School of Advanced Military Studies (US Army Command and General Staff College) and the Army War College (National Security Policy Program). Civilian education includes Master, Public Policy from John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University and PhD (Economics), George Mason University.