Mark Woommavovah

President & CEO

Mark E. Woommavovah, is a retired Lieutenant Colonel US Army and former Chairman/Chief of the Comanche Nation of Oklahoma. He received a scholarship to Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College. After earning an associate’s degree there, he joined the Army and soon started at the University of Oklahoma on an ROTC scholarship. He left with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and a commission as a military police officer. He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma and a graduate of the University of Oklahoma ROTC Commissioning Class of ’92 and graduate of US Army Command and General Staff College.

He had found his career, spending 31 years in the Army, one of only 12 Comanche Indians to earn the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

He was a Leadership and Talent Scout, Senior Military Instructor of Military Science at the University of Oklahoma ROTC, Coach for the University of Oklahoma Army ROTC 10 Mile Team and Sooner Battalion Running and Triathlon Club, Volunteer Youth Track and Cross Country coach for Cleveland County Family YMCA, Member of the OK Runner Team, Mentor and Advisor for the student athletes at the University of Oklahoma, Personal Trainer and Life Coach, Member of The Greater Lawton Rotary Club, Lawton Rotary Leadership Board of Trustees, Rotary Leadership Live2Lead Board Member, Kiowa Comanche Apache Indian Land Use Committee Board, former United Way Board of Directors, Lawton Ft. Still Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Health and Human Services Secretary’s Tribal Advisory Committee- Oklahoma Area Alternate Delegate, Indian Gaming Association Southern Plains Region Board of Directors Alternate, Oklahoma Representative for the Direct Service Tribes Advisory Committee (DSTAC), Bacone College Board of Trustee, Public and Motivational Speaker, Member of the Boomer Toastmaster Club, and children’s book author, “The Little Indian Runner.”