Congressman Mark Green first took the oath of office to represent the 7th District of Tennessee in Congress on January 3, 2019. It is the exact oath he first took as a cadet on the historic Plain at West Point more than thirty years earlier. As a successful business leader, decorated combat veteran, ER physician, and former Tennessee State Senator, Green is uniquely equipped to represent the people of his district.
In Congress, Rep. Green has worked tirelessly on behalf of the people of Tennessee’s 7th District and was selected by his colleagues to serve as the Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security for the 118th Congress. He also serves on the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
Congressman Mark Green grew up on a dirt road in Mississippi. After graduating from West Point, Green came to Tennessee in his last assignment in the Army as the flight surgeon for the premier special operations aviation regiment. As a Night Stalker, Green deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan in the War on Terror. His most memorable mission was the capture of Saddam Hussein. During the mission, he interrogated Hussein for six hours. Congressman Green was awarded the Bronze Star, the Air Medal with V Device for Valor, among many others.
Green was elected to the Tennessee State Senate in 2012, where he distinguished himself as a conservative leader that fought for freedom and smaller government for all Tennesseans. His many legislative accomplishments include the repeal of the Hall Income Tax and the passage of the Tennessee Teacher Bill of Rights. He won the National Federation of Independent Businesses’ Guardian of Small Business award and the Latinos for Tennessee’s Legislator of the Year award, among many other recognitions.
His 24 years of service—between the United States Military Academy, active-duty Army, and Army Reserves—have impressed upon him the need for well-cared for military families. Green made veteran families a priority during his time in the Tennessee State Senate and has continued to do so during his time in Congress. Fulfilling a promise to his constituents, his first bill introduced in the House was the Protecting Gold Star Spouses Act, which allows surviving spouses to continue receiving benefits during government shutdowns.
Rep. Green’s time serving in the Armed Forces also made him aware of the need for strong American leadership internationally, the generational threat China poses, and the dire need for a secure southern border.
Green resides in Clarksville with his wife, Camilla. They are the proud parents of two grown children.