To the editor:
Since his first days at West Point as a young 17-year-old, Dr. Mark Green has placed the safety and wellbeing of this country above his own.
Dr. Green would go on to serve three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan at the most elite levels of our military, even serving as the flight surgeon on the famous operation Red Dawn, where he participated in the capture of Saddam Hussein.
After more than 20 years of service to our country in the Army, Mark came home to Clarksville, where he founded an emergency department staffing company. Taking the leadership he developed in the Army, he took the company to 12 states with over 1200 employees.
Around this time, Mark began to be encouraged to run for the state Senate against an incumbent Democrat. After his 25th class reunion at West Point, Mark felt compelled to continue serving and accepted the challenge and eventually won a longtime Democrat-held district.
During his short tenure in the state Senate, Mark has fought for the rights of veterans, school teachers and all Tennesseans when he led the successful fight to repeal the Hall Income Tax.
Dr. Green’s impressive career has been marked by hard work, a desire to serve, and the ability to succeed at whatever task is at hand. I have the utmost confidence that Dr. Green will continue to work hard and fight valiantly for us, and I will be proud to have him representing me and my family.
Mr. and Mrs. Chris Tiblier