Public Figure Profiles

Mark Esper

Mark Thomas Esper is an American politician and manufacturing executive who served as the 27th United States secretary of defense from 2019 to 2020. A member of the Republican Party, he had previously served as the 23rd U.S. secretary of the Army from November 2017 to July 2019.

A West Point graduate, Esper joined the United States Army and saw combat during the Gulf War as an infantry officer with the 101st Airborne Division. Esper subsequently served in the 82nd Airborne Division and the Army National Guard. After leaving military service, he served as chief of staff at the Heritage Foundation; a congressional staffer; a deputy assistant secretary of defense; and a senior executive for the Aerospace Industries Association, the Global Intellectual Property Center, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Immediately before joining the Trump administration, Esper lobbied for defense contractor Raytheon as its vice president of government relations.

In 2017, he joined the Trump administration as the 23rd secretary of the Army. In 2019, Esper was named acting defense secretary; he was confirmed shortly afterwards as the 27th defense secretary by the United States Senate with a vote of 90–8. He was fired by President Donald Trump by tweet on November 9, 2020.

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Some of their strengths

Mark Esper has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Intense, Strong, Trustworthy, Sensual, Honest, Perseverent, and Intuitive.

Strong and Diligent

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Mark Esper is someone who is a strong, diligent, and trustworthy person who approaches life with honesty and perseverance, but who is also physical, sensual, and artistic. A person who is a bit of a "lone wolf".

Adaptable and Versatile

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Mark Esper well know them as someone who can be adaptable, flexible, and polite, like a flower or a sapling.

Productive and Perseverent

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Mark Esper as someone who is productive, persevering, deliberate, and direct.

A person who is creative, has good luck with work and money, good listening skills, good relationships with people at work, is a good teacher or counselor, and who is good at organizing groups, teams, or causes.

Dynamic and Imaginative

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Mark Esper is someone who can bring a purifying element to situations, and who is a risk-taker with vision and imagination.

They are also someone who is calm, comforting, and stable, and who loves stability and being a good friend and loyal partner.

Patient and Compassionate

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Mark Esper tends to be someone who approaches life with grace and compassion, and who has a powerful and commanding personality. Who can be analytical, patient, and deliberate, avoiding risks and seeking out stability instead.

Some of Mark Esper's challenges

While Mark Esper has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Mark Esper can be Stubborn, Self-centered, Materialistic, Idle, Complicated, Brusque, and Hypocritical.

Stubborn and Idle

One of Mark Esper's key challenges is that they are someone who can be seen as stubborn and, at times, lazy.

Mark Esper must also exercise caution as they can have a hard time reconciling wants and needs.

Possessive and Stubborn

Mark Esper is someone who can be possessive, jealous, inflexible, and stubborn, can have a habit of being a frivolous spender, and who can feel insecure or cynical in romantic relationships and have difficulty forming productive personal and professional partnerships.

Materialistic and Aggressive

Finally, Mark Esper also can be materialistic, emotional, aggressive, stubborn, inconsistent, and be prone to big temper outbursts.

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