Mark Donahew has been a volunteer with Roll Call since August, 2014. Mark grew up in Azle, TX and after graduation joined the U.S. Navy through the delayed enlistment program. In June, 1988 he went to boot camp, then nuclear field “A” school, and Naval Nuclear Power School, all in Orlando, FL. He then spent six months in Idaho Falls, ID for prototype training on a running nuclear power plant where he volunteered for submarine service. In March, 1990, Mark reported to the fleet ballistic missile submarine USS Von Steuben and stayed on board until his discharge December 31, 1993. He made five nuclear deterrent patrols out of Kings Bay, GA and was on the decommissioning crew in Charleston, SC.
After an Honorable Discharge from the Navy, Mark operated his own trucking business for three years before going to work at Lockheed Martin where he worked on the F-22 Raptor. Mark graduated from Northwood University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management in December 2005. In early 2007 Mark went to work in the oil field until hiring on at a power plant in July 2007. In 2011, Mark obtained a real estate license and works part-time for Marsha Hardin Real Estate in Azle. Mark has two teenagers, Preston and Mia, both of whom he tries to instill a respect for our military and veterans. Mark was greatly influenced by his grandmother who had a love of history, especially WWII.