About Mark Green - Mark Green

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Mark’s vision is massive influence of a global brand to increase the health and wellness of those in military service, veterans, families and others with resiliency and transition.

Empowering those who have dedicated their lives to serving our great country to be strong, be resilient, and stay in the fight!

Author, speaker and vetrepreneur Mark E. Green spent 34 years in the U.S. Army working his way up from buck private to lieutenant colonel, who served two stints as inspector general, including one during which he was responsible for the southern half of Afghanistan. Part of the inaugural team that got taekwondo recognized as an official Army sport while serving in the 82nd Airborne, Green recently achieved his 3rd degree black belt after having to learn to walk again from an injury during his deployment. Green, who got his master’s degree in business and his law degree while in the service, has dedicated the remainder of his life to helping his fellow veterans and their families obtain remarkable resilience and experience triumphant transition. He’s the author of STEP OUT, STEP UP: Lessons Learned from a Lifetime of Transitions and Military Service and WARRIOR’S CODE 001: 7 Steps to Remarkable Resilience, which focuses on the mind, body and spirit and was developed based on his experiences. WARRIOR’S CODE 001 also includes the stories of several other veterans from different branches and different eras. The Mindset Vet’s Resiliency with a Kick curriculum featuring the 7 Steps to Remarkable Resilience will be the centerpiece of workshops and training he is currently building. Green and his wife Denise and their son Adam live with Green’s mom in Orlando, Florida, where Green has established his company My Silver Boots, LLC.

Mark created and built a business around coaching and mentoring as he realized he had been doing it for years and not as a living. He became serious about helping others and helping them take action to start living a better life after traumatic or difficult life events. The real power comes from interaction with others. Filling a need by using his experience and taking those ideas to develop products and services that are of value to you. The most important part of all of this is you have to start somewhere. If you take our curriculum and create your goals and mission journal, you have a map to..

"Your future"

"The difference here is it is not just consulting. You come away with a valid, thought out plan for your future. Many courses tell you what to do but do not give you the actual tools and method to create your own plan". 

Mark started as a private in the US Army in December 1982 and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel on October 1, 2017, without a break in service. He gave twenty-four years of active duty, including three years in the 82nd Airborne, served in the National Guard as a combat arms–enlisted soldier and officer, and served as an Army Reserve full-time soldier. He served in Afghanistan as an Inspector General in charge of the southern half of the country, along the red desert from the borders of Pakistan to Iran.

As a young soldier, he was also a pioneer black-belt member of the first ever taekwondo team that went to the US Nationals and that led to the future All Army teams who became part of the Army World Class Athlete Program. That first pioneer team and all subsequent teams have competed annually for spots on the US Olympic team.

Green has devoted the remainder of his career to helping those in military service, veterans, and their families with resiliency and transition. He holds a doctorate of law from Taft Law School, Santa Ana, California, and a master’s degree in organizational manage-ment and communications from Concordia University, St Paul, Minnesota. He is also a Jack Canfield–Certified Success Principles Coach, and a graduate of Boots to Business program of Syracuse University and of the Army Corporate Partner (ACP) Mentorship Program. He completed Dynamic Speakers International SCORRE and is a member and officer of Lake Nona Toastmasters. He volunteers his time as a mentor for the Camaraderie Foundation that supports veterans in transition.

His purpose in sharing his story in Step Out, Step Up: Lessons Learned from a Lifetime of Transition and Military Service is to encourage others to have hope and recognize that no matter where you come from, you can achieve your dreams. In Warrior’s Code 001, he shares his secrets to developing a mindset that boosts resiliency and smooths transitions. He developed these strategies from his own experiences with his family, hard-earned lessons, and education, and is developing a curriculum around them.

His company, My Silver Boots, LLC, is a Florida-based, veteran-owned, made-in-the-USA small business, which has earmarked 10 percent of its profits to be divided among the following nonprofits that serve veterans and their families; underserved youth dealing with poverty, homelessness, or foster care; and US Army athletes.

Green resides with wife, Denise, teenage son Adam in Florida. As one of the nation’s top experts on military transition, Green thrives on speaking about resilience and transformational change. 

To book Mark today for speaking or a workshop, contact him at stepoutstepup7@gmail.com or fill out the contact form on this website on the contact tab. 

It doesn't take any more energy to create a big dream than it does to create a little one. - General Wesley Clark