Rear Adm. Mark Fung is a native of Pennsylvania and the son of a Vietnam veteran. He graduated from Villanova University’s Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps program and was commissioned an ensign in the United States Navy in 1988. He holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from Villanova University and a Master of Business Administration from the Fox School of Business at Temple University.
While on active duty, Fung served aboard USS Harlan County (LST 1196) as damage control assistant and assistant first lieutenant. He completed several overseas deployments including to the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Desert Storm.
Upon affiliating with the Navy Reserve in 1992, he completed a line-to-staff transfer and reported to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 21. Following his tour with NMCB-21, he was assigned to 1st Naval Construction Division (1NCD) as Reserve equipment officer and assistant future operations officer. In 2004 he served as training officer (R7), 7th Naval Construction Regiment (7NCR) and mobilized with the Regiment in 2004–2005 in support of the I Marine Expeditionary Force (I MEF) located in Camp Fallujah, Iraq. During Fung’s tour with I MEF Engineer Group, he was forward operations officer (G35) and future operations officer (G5).
After his return from Iraq, Fung took command of NMCB-26. During his tenure as commanding officer, the battalion successfully deployed two reinforced air detachments and multiple augment units to U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) in support of the Global War on Terror. His Battalion earned "Best of Type–Atlantic Fleet" honors for two consecutive years in fiscal years 2006 and 2007.
Fung served with Navy Personnel Command from 2007 to 2009 as Civil Engineer Corps Reserve Junior Officer Detailer. He later returned to 7NCR as its commander in 2009 and returned to 1NCD in 2012 to serve as the deputy chief of staff. As a flag officer, from 2013 to 2016 Fung served as deputy for Naval Construction Forces, Navy Expeditionary Combat Command. Presently, he is concurrently assigned as deputy chief of civil engineers and deputy commander, Naval Facilities Engineering Command.
He is a qualified Seabee combat warfare specialist and surface warfare officer. His personal decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (two awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards) and various unit and campaign awards.
In his civilian profession, Fung is a project manager for a top Fortune ranked pharmaceutical services provider. Fung is a registered professional engineer in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and a certified project management professional.