VADM Mark I. Fox
Mark Irby “MRT” Fox is a retired United States Navy Vice Admiral who last served as the Deputy Commander of United States Central Command. Prior to assuming his duties at CENTCOM, he served as Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Operations, Plans, and Strategy (N3/N5), Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (COMUSNAVCENT) and Commander, U.S. 5th Fleet (COMFIFTHFLT). He also previously served as the Commander of the Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center (NSAWC) at Naval Air Station Fallon, Nevada, and as Communications Division Chief, American Embassy Annex, Baghdad, Iraq.
In October 2006, then-Rear Admiral Fox completed a tour as the Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the White House Military Office (WHMO), responsible for overseeing all military support to the President. He also served as WHMO Deputy Director for 18 months before assuming responsibilities as WHMO Director in January 2005.