Mark Harden served in the U.S. Navy for thirty years and retired as a Chief of Naval Operations Directed Master Chief. Mark also retired after fifteen years as Director of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society in Pensacola, FL. His passion is working on programs that support Veterans and Active Duty military personnel and their families.

Actively engaged in the community in various capacities, Mark is the current National Judge Advocate for Navy League of the United States, is an officer of the Executive Committee and is on the Board of Directors. He co-founded and chairs the Pensacola Veteran Support Organization Network which is a clearinghouse of over 40 veteran support organizations that work together to solve local veteran and military needs. Mark is a graduate of the Leadership Pensacola program where he has held a variety of leadership posts, including Chairman and President of the Alumni Assn. Mark is currently a Rotarian and has served on the Board of Directors, and completed 3 years as their Program Chair.

Governor Rick Scott appointed Mark to the Veterans Florida Board of Directors in 2017, and Governor Ron DeSantis reappointed him in 2022.