COL (R) Mark Lisi

Season 2 | Episode 4
1h 40m | Feb 17, 2024

About the Guest:

Colonel Mark Lisi, a seasoned military veteran, joined the military in 1974 and served as a plank holder in the 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment until 1977. Upon transitioning to the "dark side," he commissioned as an infantry officer in 1980, carving out a distinguished career in various leadership roles, primarily stationed at JBLM, formerly known as Fort Lewis. His illustrious 24 years of federal service culminated in his retirement as a colonel. Leasey's experiences extend to global deployments in Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia. He has also served notably as the mobilization plans officer and installation mobilization officer at Fort Lewis, Washington. Born in Austria in 1954, Leasey's life encompasses an eclectic range of roles and responsibilities that stand out in military history.

​ Episode Summary:

The latest episode of the Legend of the 75th podcast peels back the layers of mystique surrounding the Ranger community, as host Mike sits down with Colonel Mark Lisi to traverse the hallowed memories of the 75th Ranger Regiment. The first episode recorded in 2024, but not the first released, sets a nostalgic tone as it journeys back to the very foundations of the 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, with riveting tales from the past.

​Key Takeaways:

- Colonel Mark Lisi's unique journey from a Ranger in 2/75 to a respected Colonel.

- The enduring impact of the Ranger Creed and its role in defining the brotherhood of Rangers.

- Personal anecdotes that reflect the camaraderie and the legendary resilience of Rangers.

- The transition from enlisted service member to a commissioned officer in the US Army.

- Reflections on the legacy and the foundation of the 75th Ranger Regiment.

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