Navy Communications and GPS Navigation Program Office (PMW/A-170)
Capt. Mark Glover enlisted in the Navy in 1982. After completing Anti-Submarine Warfare training in San Diego in 1983, he reported to USS Antrim (FFG 20) in Mayport, Fla., where he was a lead sonar technician for the ship’s anti-submarine warfare systems. During that tour, he made two Arabian Gulf deployments and also carried out operations in Central America.
In 1985, he was selected to the Broadened Opportunity for Officer Selection and Training program and earned a Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps scholarship. Upon commissioning in 1990, he became a Surface Warfare Officer and served aboard USS Halsey (CG 23) in San Diego as the Electronic Warfare and Boilers Officer. During this assignment, he made two deployments to the Western Pacific and Arabian Gulf during Operation Desert Shield.
From 1994 through 1996, he served as a propulsion plant examiner on Commander in Chief, U.S. Pacific Fleet’s Propulsion Examining Board. In 1998, he was assigned to DoD's Joint Task Force for Computer Network Defense.
In 2000, Glover was selected as a Navy Engineering Duty Officer, and upon completion of postgraduate school, he was assigned to Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific, San Diego, and led several software development efforts for future naval and joint C4I systems. From 2004 to 2006, he served as an assignments officer at Navy Personnel Command, in Millington, Tenn.
In 2006, Glover was selected as principal assistant program manager for GPS Navigation in PMW/A-170, PEO C4I, in San Diego. He was responsible for the design, acquisition and life-cycle support of the Navy’s Global Positioning System (GPS) User Equipment programs. In 2008, he was assigned to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Baghdad, Iraq, during Operation Iraqi Freedom. During this assignment, he was a program manager for major reconstruction projects throughout Iraq.
In 2009, Glover was selected as the deputy program manager for the Navy Communications and GPS Navigation Program Office (PMW/A-170). In 2011, he was selected as the commanding officer of the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic, where he served until August 2013. He is currently assigned as the major program manager for PMW/A-170.
Glover graduated from Norwich University in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering. He earned Master of Science degrees in information technology management and computer science from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif.
Glover is a DoD Acquisition Corps member and holds Level III qualifications in program management and systems engineering. His awards and decorations include: Legion of Merit; Defense Meritorious Service Medal (three awards); Navy Meritorious Service Medal; Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards); Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards); Good Conduct Medal; National Defense Service Medal; and Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.