Mark Rosenker became the 11th chairman of the NTSB in August after serving as acting chairman since March 2005. A member of the NTSB since March 2003, he was designated by President Bush as vice chairman the following month.
Rosenker was the board member assigned to the November 2004 crash of a chartered Gulfstream III that was on its way to pick up former President George H.W. Bush in Houston for a flight to Ecuador and the December 2005 crash of a Chalk’s Airlines amphibian in Miami.
A major general in the Air Force Reserve, Rosenker was deputy assistant to the President and director of the White House Military Office before he joined the NTSB. He entered the Air Force in 1969 through the University of Maryland ROTC program. He is a graduate of the Air Command and Staff College and Air War College.