Mark Patrick

Leader, Information Management Team

Joint Chiefs of Staff, DOD

Mark Patrick is a civil servant working in the Department of Defense. For 13 years he has served as the Chief of the Information Management Division within the Secretariat of the Joint Staff—the staff for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. His division is responsible for records and information management and declassification activities, including the Freedom of Information Act. For several years he led a knowledge and process management service element which recently matured to become its own division. In a personal capacity, he served on the Board of Directors for the Association for Intelligent Information Management (AIIM) from 2014-2019, serving as 2018 board chair. He is a 2013 recipient of the AIIM Distinguished Service Award, an AIIM Certified Information Professional, and was selected to AIIM’s Company of Fellows this year. He is a featured thought leader in Rafael and Abby Moscatel’s new book of career advice Tomorrow’s Jobs Today, and named by the vendor AODocs as one of the “Top Ten Info Management Knowledge Leaders to Watch in 2020.” A retired US Navy officer and helicopter pilot, he has a BA in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia and an MA in International Relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.