Mid-America Port Commission
Mid-America Intermodal Authority Port District
Mark McNally graduated from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics in 1975. He immediately went on active duty in the U.S. Navy. After completing navy flight training he was designated a Naval Aviator.
He had three fleet aviator tours flying the A-6 Intruder attack aircraft from aircraft carriers and deploying to the Mediterranean and the Middle East before taking command of Attack Squadron THIRTY-SIX, the "Road Runners" After selection for, and completion of nuclear power training, he became the second in command of the nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt.
He then took command of the USS Detroit, a three-commodity "combat supply" ship. In 2000 he took command of the nuclear powered Nimitz class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower.
During his flying career, Mark flew the A-6 Intruder almost exclusively. He has over 950 carrier arrested landings, and over 4600 aviator flight hours. He holds a Masters Degree in Engineering Management from Old Dominion University.
He served in the navy for 28 years before leaving active naval service. He and his wife then moved to Monroe County, Missouri, which is a member county of the Mid-America Port Commission. He has been happily married for over thirty-three years to Rose. They are proud of their three children, two grandsons and granddaughter. Their son-in-law retired in 2007 after serving in the navy for twenty years.
In 2004, Captain McNally was selected by the Commissioners and the Board of Directors for the position of Executive Director of both the Mid-America Port Commission, and the Mid-America Intermodal Authority Port District. Captain McNally is committed to the success of the port, as it is vital to the communities in this region. A properly run port district will bring jobs into the area and foster economic development.
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