Sentinels of Liberty


Mission: The Sentinels of Liberty is a state network of like-minded Patriots of varied backgrounds and skill sets who collectively work together to prepare for events (either of a temporary or long-term nature) that threaten the stability and security of the United States of America or the integrity of the State of Texas.

As an independent organization, we will strive to work with other states who wish to adopt our approach as independent but affiliated organizations.

We will prepare ourselves by practicing the skills we have learned and by training to learn new skills.

Our preparedness training will be conducted both in the classroom and in the field and will include any topic that would improve our capabilities to perform in a state of emergency.

We will have the capability in the event of a state of emergency to provide safety and security first to our families, secondly to our local teams, third to our communities, and to other Sentinels.


Vision: To become a state network of trained, dedicated, and highly skilled American Patriots who are willing to uphold the principles of Liberty that the United States of America was founded upon.

Sentinel at Arms and South Texas Regional Director: Mark "Top" Szyman

Mark Szyman

Mark H. Szyman, aka Top, is a retired U.S. Army Military Police Master Sergeant. Top has held positions of increasing responsibility and leadership in a near 25-year career. His last assignments included First Sergeant (1SG) of Military Police Company, U.S. Army Pacific Chemical Command; 1SG Company A, Special Troops Battalion, Fort Sam Houston; and culminating as the Provost Sergeant Major, Law Enforcement Command (Provisional), Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas. Top also became a Licensed Texas Peace Officer and held a commission for 2 years with Bexar County Fire Marshal's Office.

Top's most cherished position was as a military working dog handler.

After his military retirement, Top worked as a field program manager for Chenega Corporation providing armed security for military installations at their access control points and then took a position as an emergency operations center watch officer with Fort Sam Houston's Garrison Command.

Top is a life member of The Veterans of Foreign Wars; life member of the National Rifle Association (NRA); Sons of the American Revolution; Life member of OathKeepers; Knights of Columbus, 3rd Degree; NRA Credentialed Pistol Instructor and otherwise nice guy.

When Top isn't training someone to shoot, he loves two-stepping with his lovely wife, Valerie, who resides with him in Northwest Harris County, Texas. All of his children are adults and serving their county or community.

Oath to the Constitution first administered: January 7, 1979.

Favorite Quote: "The truth is never afraid of a question." -- Helen Flynn, mother of LTG Michael Flynn

Favorite Founding Father: Sam Adams

Personal comment: If I didn't care I wouldn't say anything.