Marc Liebman – Citizen Sailor
The Three Careers of Marc Liebman
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 Seas. 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 14 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-six 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 the required 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.
Taken in February 2022 at Crested Butte on their racing trail used for slalom races. The video, taken early in the day, doesn’t show how steep this trail really is.
On the Ratfink Trail, Whistler March 2023.
Photo courtesy of Frank Mormillo