A retired U.S. Air Force Officer, Mort served as a Rescue and Survival technician teaching escape and evasion and survival techniques to aircrew members. He survived a tour in Vietnam and barely survived two hardship tours in the Pentagon as a computer systems action officer and Branch Chief.
Mort was also an information technology consultant and a computer systems manager. He has a Doctorate in Education and was an adjunct professor of computer sciences for several universities and community colleges in the Washington, DC area.
For 10 years, Mort and his wife, Susan, lived aboard "Irish Gold," a motor yacht berthed on the Potomac River. He was a volunteer with the Alexandria, VA, Police Department and the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria, and very active in the Northern Virginia chapter of the Association of Information Technology Professionals.
One of his novels, CodeName: Snake, won a national writing competition and several of his short stories have received national recognition.