General Mark Hertling retired after serving almost four decades in the US Army. At the time of his retirement, he commanded US Army Europe and Seventh Army, where he led over forty thousand soldiers, cared for over one hundred thousand family members, and partnered with the armies of fifty countries in the European theater. Hertling became a senior vice president at Florida Hospital. He was appointed by President Obama to be one of the twenty-five members of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition. Hertling serves as a military analyst for CNN, and he speaks and acts passionately on the subjects of leadership, national security, and health trends.