Mark V. Ross

Military Professor Joint Military Operations Department
Lt. Col., U.S. Army
Mark Ross faculty photo


Lt. Col. Mark Ross joined the Joint Military Operations Department as a Military Professor in 2023 following battalion command. Mark began his Army career with a commission in the Field Artillery but later branch transferred to Infantry. He has multiple combat tours between Iraq and Afghanistan with operational assignments at the 2nd Infantry Division, the 2nd Cavalry Regiment, and the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). Lt. Col. Ross served in numerous key developmental positions at both the battalion and brigade levels. He received a B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an M.A. from Webster University.

Contact Information

Areas of Expertise

  • Afghanistan
  • Artillery
  • Command and Control
  • Europe
  • Ground Warfare
  • GWOT
  • HA/DR
  • Iraq
  • Koreas
  • Military Planning

Professional Highlights


Battalion Command

Commander, 1st Battalion, 335th Infantry Regiment, Camp Atterbury, Indiana charged with advising and enabling Reserve Component readiness.

Military Instructor/Assistant Staff Group Advisor

Department of Army Tactics, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas with emphasis on Army doctrine and division level operations.

Brigade Executive Officer/Deputy Commanding Officer

HQ, 198th Infantry Brigade, Fort Moore, Georgia during Infantry One Station Unit Training (OSUT) Transformation efforts to expand from 14 to 22 weeks in length and adding a second brigade's worth of personnel and infrastructure to meet a CSA priority.

Battalion Operations and Executive Officer

HQ, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, Fort Campbell, Kentucky with an emphasis on unit training management, integration of live/virtual/constructive, planning processes, sustainment, command and control nodes, budget management, and officer progression.


M.A., Webster University, 2014, Management

B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2002, Political Science

Related Credentials

Defense Support of Civil Authorities
Phase II

Senior Officer Legal Orientation Course

Military Instructor Qualified

Joint Planner Qualified

Awards and Decorations

Bronze Star Medal
1 Oak Leaf Cluster

Meritorious Service Medal
6 Oak Leaf Clusters

Army Commendation Medal
1 Oak Leaf Cluster

Iraq Campaign Medal
3 Stars

Afghanistan Campaign Medal
1 Star

Armed Forces Service Medal (Operation Allies Welcome)

Overseas Service Ribbon
Numeral 6

NATO Medal

Combat Infantry Badge

Combat Action Badge

Parachutist Badge

Ranger Tab

Other Honors

Order of Saint Maurice

External Memberships and Associations

National Infantry Association

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