Mark W. Gillette is the Deputy Director for Strategic Planning and Policy (J5),
U.S. Pacific Command. He is a native of New York and was commissioned as
a Second Lieutenant, in Aviation, in May 1983. BG Gillette previously
served as the Defense Attaché-China, Defense Intelligence Agency.
BG Gillette’s previous assignments include: Platoon Leader, Headquarters Support Company; later Platoon Leader, C Company 228th Attack Helicopter Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; Platoon Leader, C Troop, 1st Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; Student, United States Army Aviation School, Fort Rucker, Alabama; Assistant Adjutant, 10th Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division (Light), Fort Drum, New York; Commander, A Company; later Adjutant, 2d Battalion, 25th Attack Helicopter Regiment, 10th Mountain Division (Light), Fort Drum, New York; Executive Officer to the Chairman, Inter-American Defense Board, Washington, DC; Student, Defense Language Institute, Presidio of Monterey, California; Foreign Area Officer Advanced Level Trainee, United States Army Pacific, Hong Kong; Assistant Operations Officer, 2d Squadron, 4th Cavalry Squadron, 24th Infantry Division (Mechanized) Fort Stewart, Georgia; Adjutant, 24th Combat Aviation Brigade; later Executive Officer, 4th Battalion, 24th Combat Aviation Brigade, Fort Stewart, Georgia; Assistant Army Attaché, Philippines; Defense and Army Attaché, Haiti; Defense and Army Attaché, Mongolia; United States Army Attaché, China; Senior Defense Official/Defense Attaché Cambodia; Senior Defense Official/Defense Attaché, China.
holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the United States Military Academy,
West Point, NY, a Master’s of Science in Social Science from Syracuse University,
and a Masters of Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College.
(Last updated as August 2015)