Mark is an historical research editor at Army Aviation magazine; and, has been a member of the United States Naval Institute for more than twenty-five years as well as being a member of the Navy League. He has published articles on issues of history and current events in newspapers and magazines and has authored three books: 1) USS Connecticut: Constitution State Battleship; 2) They’ll Have to Follow You! The Triumph of the Great White Fleet and 3) On History: A Treatise. He is currently at work on a fourth project, Sky Soldiers: The Saga of Army Aviation. Mark will give a presentation on the epic circumnavigation of the globe by the Atlantic Fleet Battleship Force in 1907; an important event in America’s quest to become a global power.