Brigadier General Mark C. Quander

79th Commandant, U.S. Corps of Cadets

U.S. Military Academy, West Point

Brigadier General Mark C. Quander commissioned as an engineer officer in 1995 from the United States Military Academy.  During his years as a commissioned officer, he served in command and staff positions in the United States, the Republic of Korea, the Middle East, and Central Asia.

His tours of duty with tactical units include the: 307th Engineer Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division; 2nd Engineer Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division (Republic of Korea); 326th Engineer Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault); 20th Engineer Brigade; and 36th Engineer Brigade.

He has enjoyed several broadening assignments throughout his career to include: Observer Controller at the Joint Readiness Training Center, Chief of the 10th Mountain Division Commanding General's Initiatives Group, and Corps Engineer for III Corps.

BG Quander served twice at the national level in the Pentagon. Within the Joint Staff, he fulfilled duties as a Joint Chiefs of Staff Intern/Politico-Military Planner in the Directorate for Strategic Plans and Policy (J5), Iraq Division. Within the Headquarters Department of the Army, he fulfilled duties as Director, Office of the Chief of Engineers.

At more senior levels, BG Quander served as the Division Commander of the Transatlantic Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and as the 98th Commandant of the United States Army Engineer School.

BG Quander holds a Bachelor of Science from the United States Military Academy in Civil Engineering; a Master of Science from the University of Missouri for Science and Technology in Engineering Management and a Master of Arts from Georgetown University in Public Policy.