Named for: Major General John B. Marks, USAF (Ret.)
General John B. Marks served as President of the AOC in 1988 and 1989 and was on the AOC Board of Directors in 1986-87 and from 1992 to 1997. He passed away in Niceville, Florida on February 19, 2002. Burial was in Arlington National Cemetery. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, he graduated from Southwestern Louisiana Institute with a degree in electrical engineering. He earned his Master of Science degree in business administration from George Washington University in Washington, DC, in 1964.
General Marks served 35 years in the U.S. Air Force and held many positions in the intelligence and electronic warfare fields. He served as Chief, Electronic Warfare Division, U.S. European Command; Deputy Chief of Staff, Intelligence, Air Force Systems Command; Commander, Foreign Technology Division, Air Force Systems Command; Director of Intelligence, U.S. Pacific Command; Assistant Chief of Staff, Intelligence, Headquarters U.S. Air Force; and Commander, Electronic Security Command.
After retirement from the Air Force in 1983, General Marks held positions as Vice President in Fairchild Weston Systems Inc., and Loral Data Systems. In 1994, he moved to Niceville, where his was active in the local community, including membership in the Eglin Chapters of the Air Force Association, and the Association of Old Crows. General Marks was one of the Charter Members of the AOC in 1964.