- School of Public Health John R. Endwright Alumni Service Award (2019)
Leaving the U.S.Army in January 2013, Lieutenant General (retired) Mark Hertling recently served as a Senior Vice President at the Florida Hospital in Orlando from 2013-2017, and now acts as an advisor to the Advent Health Leadership Institute. He designed and teaches a physician and healthcare strategic leadership development program. He has written on a variety of topics, and his book Growing Physician Leaders was published in May 2016.
Lieutenant General Hertling received a Bachelor of Science Degree from the U.S. Military Academy in 1975 and went on to earn a Master's in Science degree in Kinesiology from Indiana University's School of Public Health, and other Master's degrees from the School of Advanced Military Studies, and the National War College. In 2019, he received a Doctorate in Business Administration from the Crummer School at Rollins College.
During his career, he received many military honors, including, but not limited to, three awards of the Distinguished Service Medal, six awards of the Legion of Merit, five Bronze Stars, a Purple Heart, and the Army Commendation Medal for Valor. Upon retiring, he was appointed by President Obama to be one of 25 members of the President's Council on Fitness, Sport, and Nutrition from 2014-2017.