Elgin, Illinois , United States
|| 00, 1981
Sep 17, 2009 11:24pm
|Info||Ex-Defense Department Civilian Employee in Iraq |
Mark Vargas recently served as a Program Analyst for the Business Transformation Agency’s Warfighter Requirement’s Directorate. In his role, Mark works across the Department of Defense (DoD), Service Components and Combatant Commands to evaluate DoD business enterprise processes and associated systems affecting contracting, logistics, fund distribution and financial management, and align them to the theater commanders' needs.
Previous to this assignment, Mark spent 16 months traveling back and forth to the Middle East with the US Department of Defense’s Task Force to Improve Business and Stability Operations in Iraq (TFBSO), Office of the Secretary of Defense. TFBSO worked in close cooperation with the Department of State, other Interagency Departments, the Government of Iraq, and the Commanding General, Multi National Force Iraq, and his subordinate commanders. The mission of TFBSO was to improve DoD business processes and systems, and facilitate economic revitalization throughout Iraq.
Prior to joining the Department of Defense, Mark served as a legislative associate at Stateside Associates, the leading national state and local government relations management firm located in Washington, DC, where he advised companies, industry associations and charitable nonprofit organizations on issues related to health care, labor and tort reform.
A native of Saint Charles, Illinois, Mark has been involved in political campaigns at every level—local, state and national. In 2006, he was elected by his peers to serve as the President of the Kane County Young Republicans. During his tenure as President, Mark organized a fundraiser that raised $3,000 to support the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), which is an organization dedicated to assisting military families who have lost a loved one while in service to our country. The event attracted both local and national media attention.