Gregory Marks

  • Gulfport, MS

Work History

Work History
Oct 1998 - Nov 2016

Fire Chief

USAF/ANG Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport

Plans, organizes, and oversees the activities of the Fire Protection Flight. Develops goals and objectives that integrate organization and Civil Engineering objectives. Establishes, revises, or reviews policies, procedures, mission objectives, and organization design for the flight, as necessary to eliminate work problems or barriers to mission accomplishment, promote team building, implement quality improvements, or in response to concerns with regulatory compliance and/or customer requirements. Plans work for accomplishment by subordinate units, sets and adjusts short-term priorities, and prepares schedules based on consideration of difficulty of requirements and assignments such that the experience, training, and abilities of the staff are effectively utilized to meet organization and customer needs. Provides subordinate supervisors and staff with direction and advice regarding policies, procedures, and guidelines. Reviews and structures organization to optimize use of resources and maximize efficiency and effectiveness of the organization. Balances workload and provides overall direction and vision to the subordinate unit chiefs on a wide range of fire protection, prevention, crash rescue, and administrative issues. Establishes metric and analysis systems for units managed to assess efficiency, effectiveness, and compliance with regulatory procedures. Evaluates requirements for additional resources submitted by subordinate supervisors, and balances organizational needs with overall mission requirements and resource interests. Identifies need for change in organization priorities and takes action to implement such changes. Plans and schedules work in such a manner that promotes a smooth flow and even distribution, and ensures effective use of organizational resources to achieve organization goals and objectives as well as installation customer needs. Establishes review systems for the organization that ensure government needs are met and validated, and that economy and quality of operations are maintained or improved. Accepts, amends, or rejects work of subordinate supervisors. Reviews work and management technique of subordinate supervisors and is held accountable for actions taken and advice provided by staff of subordinate units. Makes decisions on work problems presented by subordinate supervisors. Directs self-assessment activities of subordinate supervisors. Reviews training recommended by subordinate supervisors to assure it is proper and promotes effective operation of the organization as a whole.

Education

Education
Apr 2014 - Dec 2015

Master of Arts Theological Studies - Biblical Studies Cognate

Liberty University Baptist Seminary
Nov 2012

Baccalaureate Degree General/Liberal Studies

Grantham University

Summa Cum Laude

Apr 2009

Associates Degree General/Liberal Studies

Grantham University
Jul 2008

Associate Degree - Fire Science/Technology

Community College of the Air Force

Certifications

Certifications