Mark Esper Bio, Age, Education, Wife, Height, Religion, Resigns, Fired and Net Worth

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Mark Esper Biography and Wiki

Mark Esper is an American former 27th United States secretary of defense well known as a former U.S. Army officer and defense contractor lobbyist. Before becoming the United States secretary of defense, in 2017 to 2019 he worked as the 23rd United States Secretary of the Army.

Mark Esper Education

Esper studied at Laurel Highlands High School where he graduated in 1982. He then attended the United States Military Academy and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in engineering in 1986. He also earned his master’s degree in public administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard in 1995 and a doctorate in public policy from George Washington University in 2008.

Mark Esper Age

Mark was born Mark Thomas Esper on April 26, 1964, in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, United States. He is 56 years old as of 2020.

Mark Esper Height

Esper stands at an average height of 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m).

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Mark Esper Photo

Mark Esper Religion

Mark was raised up as a Christian. His father was a member of the Maronite Church.

Mark Esper Family and Ancestry

Esper is the son of mother Pauline Reagan and father Thomas Joseph Esper. Esper is of Lebanese ancestry and his paternal grandfather was an immigrant from Lebanon. He also had an uncle George Esper who worked as a journalist. Details about his siblings is not available.

Mark Esper Wife

Mark is currently married to his wife Leah Lacy. The couple got married officially in 1989. The couples are proud parents of three children, two sons Luke and John, and one daughter Kate.

Mark Esper Resigns | Fired

On 9th November 2020, Mark was fired by President Trump through a post on his Twitter account by announcing that Christopher C. Miller, the highly respected Director of the National Counterterrorism Center (unanimously confirmed by the Senate), will be Acting Secretary of Defense, effective immediately.

Esper and had differed on different occasions, mostly after supporting his views on the Black Lives Matter protests. Mark acquired that they were no legal grounds to deploy active-service troops on the streets of US cities. Mark also stopped issuing press briefing in the Pentagon in July 2020. Mark is reported to have written his resignation letter before the election, and Trump may have moved abruptly to prevent his defense secretary from taking the initiative.

Mark Esper Net Worth

Mark as a former 27th United States defense secretary, 23rd 23rd United States Secretary of the Army, and a former soldier has an estimated net worth of $2.3 million.

Mark Esper Secretary Of Defense

Mark was appointed on June June 2018 as a Secretary of defense after acting Secretary Patrick Shanahan withdrawing his nomination. After four days Trump nominated Esper to work as Secretary of Defense in a permanent capacity.