Mark Werner is a retired attorney in Raleigh, North Carolina. A graduate of Haverford College and the University of Pennsylvania Law School, he served as Chief Legal Officer of GlaxoSmithKline (North America) prior to his retirement. Werner has volunteered on Israeli military bases for each of the past 18 years with no plans to stop. He is the author of A Passion for Israel: Adventures of a Sar-El Volunteer (Gefen Publishing House, 2020) and Army Fatigues: Joining Israel’s Army of International Volunteers (Devora Publishing, 2008). He also edited his father’s wartime memoir, Fighting Back: A Memoir of Jewish Resistance in World War II by Harold Werner (Columbia University Press, 1992). Werner is currently the President of Volunteers for Israel, the organization that enables him and other Americans to serve as civilian volunteers on Israeli military bases.