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Mark Geist

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5 out of 5

Co-Author of "13 Hours", Member of Benghazi Annex Security Team, Marine Corps Veteran & First Responder

Mark Geist

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5 out of 5

Co-Author of "13 Hours", Member of Benghazi Annex Security Team, Marine Corps Veteran & First Responder

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Mark Geist Biography

Mark “Oz” Geist is a member of the Annex Security Team that fought the Battle of Benghazi, Libya, from September 11 to September 12, 2012. A Colorado native, Mr. Geist joined the United States Marine Corps in 1984. During his time in the service, he served in Barracks Duty in the Philippines, then with the 2nd Battalion 9th Marines Golf Company, as well as the Surveillance and Target Acquisition Platoon. He then was chosen to serve in the newly formed Marine Cadre program as an Anti-/Counter- Terrorism Instructor. Upon the completion of a very successful tour and re-enlistment, Mr. Geist changed his military occupational specialty to the Intelligence field, specializing in Interrogation Translation. He attended language school where he studied Persian Farsi.

After serving 12 years in the United States Maine Corps, Mr. Geist became a Deputy Sheriff in Teller County, Colorado. In that role, he was assigned as liaison with the Vice Narcotics and Intelligence Unit in Colorado Springs, Colorado, as well as an Investigator for Crimes against Children. Certified as a Forensic Interviewer of children, he investigated numerous case of abuse in which he helped to secure convictions of the perpetrators. He then took a job as Chief of Police in Fowler, Colorado. After leaving the Fowler Police Department, Mr. Geist began his own business in private investigations as well as bounty hunting and bail bonds.

In 2004, Mr. Geist began doing contract security work in Iraq. He worked for Triple Canopy, providing Personal Security Details for Department of State personnel in Baquba, Iraq. Upon the completion of that contract he worked for USIS, the United States Investigative Services, training Iraqi SWAT teams and Personal Security Details. He also served as a mentor/advisor to the Personal Security Detail of Dr. Ayad Allawi, the former Prime Minister of Iraq.

Mr. Geist finished his career as a security contractor in Benghazi, Libya, where he was credited with helping to save the lives of more than 25 Americans. Mr. Geist is still recovering from the injuries he sustained in the battle. He is a co-author of the bestselling book 13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi.

Mark Geist Speaking Topics

  • GET UP OR DIE: CRITICAL LEADERSHIP DECISIONS

    Mark "Oz" Geist shares powerful life and leadership lessons utilizing the facts portrayed in the NYT's best-selling book and movie, "13 Hours".

  • 13 HOURS: THE INSIDE ACCOUNT OF WHAT REALLY HAPPENED IN BENGHAZI

    Mark Geist tells the insider account of the attacks in Benghazi. The 13 hours of assault dramatically impacted the lives of those serving in Benghazi and resulted in the loss of an American diplomat, Ambassador Stevens. Mark shares the details of the moments, decisions and results of the historic day.

Mark Geist Videos

  • 11 Questions & A Cup of Coffee - Mark "Oz" Geist
    People might recognize the name Mark "Oz" Geist from the tragic events that happened on Sept. 11, 2012, in Benghazi, Libya. Oz was part of the Annex...
  • Mark "OZ" Geist Benghazi Warrior - Fighting Monsters
    Support the brave men and women who risk their lives defending us from real monsters, visit: https://nine.li/FightingMonsters Those who fight ...
  • The Mark Geist Interview
    Untold Story of Benghazi Includes Divine Intervention, Hero Mark 'Oz' Geist Details on Every Man Show Every Man Show hosts Kenny Luck ...

Mark Geist Books

  • 13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened In Benghazi
    13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened In Benghazi

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Mark Geist is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as GET UP OR DIE: CRITICAL LEADERSHIP DECISIONS and 13 HOURS: THE INSIDE ACCOUNT OF WHAT REALLY HAPPENED IN BENGHAZI. The estimated speaking fee range to book Mark Geist for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Mark Geist generally travels from Colorado Springs, CO, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Brent Gleeson, J.R. Martinez, Jason Redman, Becky Halstead and Rorke Denver. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Mark Geist for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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