"If you ask just retired Army veteran Bill Marks what he misses about being in uniform, he only comes up with one thing. 'Waking up at four in the morning,' said the retired Colonel. He jokes he never really liked that.
Marks served in the Army at multiple bases for 27 years. His most recent post, and job, was Garrison Commander of Redstone Arsenal, which is essentially the Mayor of the base.
Now, Bill Marks is Vice President of Aerospace and Defense Engineering for Defense contractor Geocent. The guy who once ran a base where Army aviation is managed, tested and improved will now to contribute to it, and other programs as a civilian. 'It's neat to be able to continue to support those efforts,' said Marks."
See the full interview here: http://whnt.com/2016/10/21/former-redstone-arsenal-garrison-commanders-are-valuable-resources/