Marc Liebman – Citizen Sailor
The Three Careers of Marc Liebman
Career 1 – Naval Officer and Naval Aviator
Marc began his Naval career when he was commissioned as an ensign in the U.S. Navy in June 1968. He was designated a Naval Aviator in July 1969. During his active duty career, he made deployments to Vietnam, the Mediterranean as well as to the Persian Gulf, Norwegian and Black Sea. He is a combat veteran of Vietnam and Desert Shield/Storm and flew helicopters on combat search and rescue, special operations missions, anti-submarine warfare and logistics support missions.
During his career, Marc worked with the armed forces of Australia, Canada, Japan, Thailand, Republic of Korea, the Philippines and the U.K. In 1991, he was recalled for Desert Shield and Desert Storm and during that conflict, was responsibility for the operational tasking and employment of 140 helicopters from fourteen nations as well as special operations forces assigned to the Persian Gulf Battle Force.
Marc had four commanding officer tours and retired as a Captain after twenty-four years in the Navy. He has just under 5,000 hours of pilot-in-command/co-pilot flight time in a variety of tactical military and civilian fixed and rotary wing aircraft.
As a reservist, Marc spent more than one weekend a month and two weeks a year. On average, he spent more than 100 days on active duty primarily in the Far East. Yet, he maintained a professional career in the civilian world and is truly a citizen sailor.
Career 2 – Business Executive and Entrepreneur
In the business world, Marc has been a partner in two different consulting firms; the CEO of an aerospace and defense manufacturing company; an associate editor of a national magazine; the director of advertising and marketing communications for a general aviation aircraft manufacturer; a corporate pilot and the founder of an advertising/marketing communications agency.
Before he retired in June 2015, he was a corporate senior vice president for a 27,500 person business process outsourcing services provider headquartered in Mumbai, India. He ran the internal consulting practice, helped the global sales force close deals and led special projects for the CEO.
Career 3 – Author/Novelist
Marc has authored five novels, the most recent one is Inner Look which was released in March 2017. All are available in electronic as well as hard copies.
His first book – Big Mother 40 – was released in September 2013. By June 2013 Big Mother 40 was ranked #48 in Amazon.com’s list of top 100 war novels. All five available through Amazon.com or through either the Fireship Press (Cherubs 2, Big Mother 40, Render Harmless); the Deeds Publishing Book Store (Forgotten) or the Penmore Press (Inner Look) web sites.
The central character in all the novels is a Naval Aviator/officer –Josh Haman – who happens to be a helicopter pilot. His close friend is a Navy SEAL by the name of Marty Cabot and together they solve problems and chase bad guys. As the plot twists and turns in each novel, the reader meets interesting characters on both sides of the story. Historical events that take place during the timeline affect the tale. Each book has events from Marc’s family’s rich history, his experience in the Navy and career in the business world.
The Liebmans have two children – Michele who lives in the Dallas area and Seth who lives in Tehachapi, CA. Marc lives in North Texas with his wife of 47+ years and dogs and spends a lot of time visiting his four grandchildren when they are not traveling in their RV.
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MARC LIEBMAN, AUTHOR & SPEAKER
Marc is an experienced pilot and writer whose career as a Naval Officer and Naval Aviator, business executive, consultant and entrepreneur helped him fulfill his dream of becoming a novelist. In the novels, Marc creates stories with rich, interesting characters and puts them the proper historical and operational context. His books are memorable, exciting and fun to read.
HISTORICAL & MILITARY FICTION
Big Mother 40
PRESS Marc is available for interviews, conferences on a limited basis and book signings.
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