Lt. Col. Mark Bollman, U.S. Army retired and Bedford County Vocational Technical School superintendent, will be the keynote speaker at Veterans Day services to be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11, at the Six Mile Run American Legion Post 556.
Bollman, who joined the Pennsylvania National Guard in 1981 as a rifleman is a 1984 graduate of the Pennsylvania Military Academy Officer Candidate School, where he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant. He is a graduate of the Infantry Officer Basic Course and Advance, and the Command and General Staff College.
During his career, Bollman held the positions rifle platoon leader, company commander and various staff officer positions at both Battalion and Brigade level and Battalion Commander.
In 2003, he was called to active duty for two years. In 2006, he retired from the military with his last duty assignment as a brigade commander.
Bollman previous served as as a teacher, principal and later as superintendent in the Tussey Mountain School District. He is a Six Mile Run native.
Bollman and his wife, Louann, reside in Everett and have two sons, Tyler and Drew.
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