Bender, Mark 1951- (Mark C. Bender, Mark Christian Bender)

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Bender, Mark 1951- (Mark C. Bender, Mark Christian Bender)


Born December 26, 1951, in Toledo, OH. Education: Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL, B.A., 1974; Chapman University, M.A., 1977; U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, M.M.A.S., 1988.


Office—9405 N.W. 78th St, Kansas City, MO 64152. E-mail—[email protected]


U.S. Army, career officer, 1974-98, retiring as lieutenant colonel; writer and public speaker, 1998—.


Military— Legion of Merit.


Watershed at Leavenworth: Dwight D. Eisenhower and the Command and General Staff School, U.S. Army Command and Staff College (Fort Leavenworth, KS), 1990.

Trial by Basketball: The Life and Times of Tex Winter, Addax (Lenexa, KS), 2000.

Train Tough the Army Way: 50 Sports Strategies to Out-Think, Out-Train, and Out-Perform Your Competition, McGraw-Hill (New York, NY), 2002.

Operation Excellence: Succeeding in Business and Life, the U.S. Military Way, AMACOM (New York, NY), 2004.


Mark Bender told CA: "I am primarily a self-help author and speaker, struggling to come to grips with the depth of both human stupidity and the daily challenges of life—while maintaining a sense of humor."