A Recon Marine since 2007, he continues to serve in the USMC Reserve Reconnaissance Community.
Mark has been involved in training foreign military forces including Iraqi Commandos, Omani Marines, Saudi Arabian Marines, Jordanian Marines, and Kuwaiti Commandos.
He has planned, coordinated and led bilateral MOUT packages involving interior movement, exterior movement and immediate action drills for the entire platoon of twenty-five Marines, twenty-five Tier 1 Special Operation Forces personnel from Jordan, and thirty Kuwait Commandos.
Developed and coordinated a live fire and maneuver exercise in Oman that incorporated medium machine guns, rockets, and grenades with three separate elements.
Employed a team on six live fire exercises including a four story shoot house, Airbus 300 takedown, close quarter battle, and live rotary and fixed wing close air support with Jordainian Tier 1 Special Operation Forces.
Scout Sniper School
Combatant Dive School
Army Airborne School
SERE Level C
Summer Mountain Leader Course, Honor Graduate
Dynamic Assault Course
Machine Gun Leaders Course
Marine Combat Instructor of Water Survival
Basic Reconnaissance Course