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Mark H. Woods



Founder & CEO

Mark grew up in Memphis, TN and joined the Navy in 1987. Quickly making his way up the ranks, he went from Enlisted to Officer in 1997. A 21 year military veteran, he retired in 2008. Mark served on five US Navy Ships, completed six major deployments, and a year and a half forward deployed. He had direct or indirect contributions on numerous operations abroad. Being inspired as the assistant coordinator for the Garth Brooks Concert televised on CBS in 2001 and feeling the need to do more to support his fellow brothers and sisters in the field, he created OPERATION TROOP AID. After producing a few shows and getting a few events under his belt, he incorporated OTA as a Non-Profit 501(c)(3) in 2005.

Mark has a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from Wayland Baptist university and a Masters Degree in Operations Management from The University of Arkansas.