Mark S. Inch
Secretary of the Florida Department of Corrections
In office
January 8, 2019 – November 19, 2021
Appointed byRon DeSantis
Preceded byJulie L. Jones
Succeeded byRicky D. Dixon
9th Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons
In office
September 18, 2017 – May 18, 2018
Appointed byJeff Sessions
PresidentDonald Trump
Preceded byThomas R. Kane
(Acting)
Succeeded byHugh J. Hurwitz
(Acting)
Personal details
BornBoston, Massachusetts, U.S.
ResidenceTallahassee, Florida
EducationUnited States Army Command and General Staff College (MMASc)
University of Texas at Austin (MGeog)[1][2][3]
Wheaton College (BA)[4]
Texas A&M University (BS)
Military service
AllegianceUnited States
Branch/serviceUnited States Army
Years of service1982–2017
RankMajor General
CommandsUnited States Army Provost Marshal General
United States Army Military Police School
United States Army Corrections Command
United States Disciplinary Barracks
705th Military Police Battalion
Battles/warsOperation Gothic Serpent
War in Afghanistan
Iraq War
AwardsArmy Distinguished Service Medal
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit (3)
Bronze Star Medal

Mark Sherwin Inch[5][6] is a retired United States Army major general who served as the 9th Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons of the United States. He resigned from that position on May 18, 2018.[7]

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions named Inch to head the Federal Bureau of Prisons in the Department of Justice (DOJ) on August 1, 2017. Inch, who also holds degrees in geography and archaeology, had supervised prisons of the United States Army for two years.[8] Inch assumed office as Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons on September 18, 2017.[9] On January 3, 2019, Governor-elect Ron DeSantis of Florida announced that Inch would head the Florida Department of Corrections. On May 2, 2019, Inch was confirmed by the Florida Senate as the Secretary of Corrections. November 19, 2021 Inch announced his retirement and was replaced by Deputy Secretary Ricky D. Dixon.

Education

References

  1. ^ "University of Texas Degree Verification".
  2. ^ "University of Texas Thesis Catalog".
  3. ^ Search for "Inch, Mark" as alumnus at University of Texas alumni website
  4. ^ Thunder Rolls, 2017–2018 Newsletter. Page 3
  5. ^ Wallechinsky D., Straehley S. Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons: Who Is Mark Inch? AllGov, Wednesday, August 30, 2017]
  6. ^ Search for "Inch, Mark" as alumnus at University of Texas alumni website
  7. ^ Ivory, Danielle (18 May 2018). "Director of Bureau of Prisons Steps Down". New York Times. Retrieved May 20, 2018.
  8. ^ LinkedIn profile for Mark S. Inch
  9. ^ "Mark S. Inch". Federal Bureau of Prisons. Retrieved September 29, 2017.
  10. ^ "University of Texas Degree Verification".
  11. ^ "University of Texas Thesis Catalog".
  12. ^ Search for "Inch, Mark" as alumnus at University of Texas alumni website
  13. ^ Thunder Rolls, 2017–2018 Newsletter. Page 3