Mark Benton, Sr., is a 3rd generation Army Veteran, who is currently in law enforcement with the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department. He is married to Dr. Kim Lucas Benton, DDS. Mark was born in Paterson, NJ, and is the proud father of two children who are currently active duty military Army officers, 1st Lt. Mark Benton II and 2nd Lt. Kayla Benton. Mark was the child of a military father; however, he was raised in part by his grandparents in Lumberton, NC. He finished High School in Aberdeen, MD, where his father retired. Mark attended and was commissioned as a 2nd Lt. from Howard University Army ROTC program.
Mark’s spiritual growth was deeply influenced by his mother’s love for God that was constantly displayed in her life. To ensure that his past mistakes weren’t in vain, Mark has always had a heart and passion for mentorship, to provide guidance and spiritual growth for the success of our next generation.
He loves free time with family and friends and looks forward to working with the NBCC Security Team and the NBCC Advisory Board.